Catalogue size is 240 x 285mm (portrait); 72 pages plus cover 56 works illustrated Foreword by Jenny Pery
For his first exhibition at Messum’s, Peter Kuhfeld offers a wide array of subjects, all of which reveal his delight in depicting the variety, bustle and incident of the visual world...
For his first exhibition at Messum’s, Peter Kuhfeld offers a wide array of subjects, all of which reveal his delight in depicting the variety, bustle and incident of the visual world. His search for beauty in what he sees around him has produced some remarkable images, ranging from wide panoramas to intense small studies.
A new departure is a body of work exploring the vast building site around Kings Cross Station, where continuing construction work creates an expanse of constantly changing, rhythmically linked, shapes and colours. No subject, however complex, seems beyond his powers.
An unexpected invitation to paint the Royal Wedding in 2011 provided him with a new challenge. The unusual viewpoint from an upper gallery of Westminster Abbey brought his mastery of perspective and his fine sense of tone dramatically into play.
The Prince of Wales has been a patron since the 1980s, when Kuhfeld was commissioned to paint portraits of the young princes. He has since accompanied the Prince on tours of Nigeria, Japan, Iran and the Czech Republic, and many of the paintings in this exhibition result from these travels.
Born in Cheltenham, Peter Kuhfeld studied art at Leicester Polytechnic and ,after a brief period teaching at Rugby School of Art, proceeded with his studies at the Royal Academy Schools under Peter Greenham, RA. He has won numerous prizes, particularly for drawing, was elected member of the NEAC in 1986 and as a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1992.