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Booksellers along the Seine, Paris
Triptych: towards della Salute, Venice
St. Paul’s from the Millennium Bridge, London
Sailboats, Tuileries Gardens, Paris
“One Night in Venice”, Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice
Autumn, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris
Evening Lights, Hammersmith Bridge, London
Peter van Breda was born in Zimbabwe in 1957, and now lives and works in Sussex, England.
Peter’s chosen method is to work directly from the subject, ‘en plein air’, and he draws much of his inspiration from the immediacy of the process. He works at speed, and to dynamic effect, to capture an effect of light and atmosphere before it changes. From Botswana to Venice to the Thames, Peter’s paintings offer bursts of colour and a magical evocation of time and place that invites the viewer to share an experience.
Peter’s childhood experience of growing up on a remote farm, close to nature, has strongly influenced his perception and ability to read his surroundings. London and Sussex, where Peter now paints from his studio, have provided great stimulus and a strong contrast with the African landscapes Peter left behind. He has travelled widely and painted in many major cities, providing great diversity in subject matter.
Peter’s work has been exhibited extensively, including with the Royal Society of British Artists. His work is widely collected and hangs in private and corporate collections.