INFORMATION ON WORK BY PETER DWOROK

Peter Dworok was born in Nottingham and studied art firstly at Nottingham College of Art and Design and then at Leeds Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design.

After leaving college Peter lived and worked on the Isle of Skye and later Edinburgh where he exhibited his work widely. On moving back to Nottinghamshire, Peter was employed by Nottinghamshire County Council helping to establish Rufford Craft Centre as a centre for excellence in the applied arts.

Over twenty five years later, Peter retired from his role at Rufford, opened the Barn Gallery in the beautiful Minster town of Southwell and in 2017 the Barn Gallery became an online gallery based in Peter's studio in Maythorne near Southwell. 


                                  

 
WATERNISH BAY, ISLE OF SKYE

 

 

 

                     

 
LOCH EYNORT, ISLE OF SKYE

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        Castleton, Yorkshire oil on canvas

                                    

 

                                   

 

 

 

LOCH DUNVEGAN, ISLE OF SKYE

'I have always had an interest in the landscape, especially dramatic landscapes, those that have an underlying threat to human settlement. Where the line of the hills gets lost in a leaden, storm ridden sky and a glimpse of sunshine on the horizon promises a brief interlude to the wind and rain of a passing storm. It is these glimpses  that I attempt to capture, the moment in time when the light creates an ephemeral landscape, a landscape in transition that a moment later would have changed completely. The Lakes, the North Yorkshire Moors. the Peak District and the Isle of Skye have all of the landscape characteristics that I look for. They provide the backdrop to this changing drama of light and shade that I attempt to capture.'

 

 

 

 DERWENTWATER

 

                                                                                       
CUILLINS, ISLE OF SKYE

 

EDALE SUNSET

                   

 

 
TOWARDS ROSEDALE, NORTH YORKSHIRE

 

                           

The paintings, in oils, reflect the colour and tone that the weather brings to the landscape and the seasonal changes in mood and light. The paintings comprise of various layers of paint, the depth of tone and variation in texture being dependent upon the thickness of application. Other materials are used to create the textured surfaces that both contradt and compliment the areas created using more traditional painting techniques.'