Peckham, Barry A. ROI, SEA
About the Painting: Very good condition; original frame shows it's age but is still presentable.
Gilbury Hard on the Beaulieu River, Hampshire,
oil on canvas panel, signed/dated '74 l/l,
20" x 18" sight, 22" x 20" frame.
About the Artist:: Barry Peckham was born in 1945 at Ashurst on the edge of New Forest in Hampshire, England. Educated at Colbury and Bartley, he began painting actively in the 1960s and by 1974 began exhibiting in London. To support his meagre earnings from his painting he took up various jobs in the building trades. In 1979 he set up his own picture framing business which allowed him more time for his landscape, marine and equestrian paintings. His hard work paid off when he came to the notice of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and The Society of Equestrian Artists. In 1989 he won both the Cuneo Prize and The Tom Coates Award. Today, Peckham has achieved international recognition and holds many awards. Exhibitions have included The Royal Institute of Painters in Oil, The New English Art Club, The Royal Academy, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor, The Royal Society of Marine Painters, the Pastel Society, and The Royal West of England Academy.
Note: This painting is a fine example of the artist's early work from which his later painting has evolved - the English landscape where can be found the rivers and shores, pastures and ponies that feature in his more recent canvases.
Thistle Fine Art
Rockport, MA 01966