Portrait of my Father – Contemporary Oil and Watercolour Portraiture and Figurative Artist Peter Fodor

Portrait of my Father – Contemporary Oil and Watercolour Portraiture and Figurative Artist Peter Fodor

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Artist: Peter Fodor

Artist: Peter Fodor

Portrait of my Father - Contemporary Oil and Watercolour Portraiture and Figurative Artist Peter Fodor
Image Size: 18″ x 26″
Art Medium: Oil on Canvas
Original Painting: Not for sale
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Peter Fodor

Portraiture, Cityscapes, Landscapes and Coastal in Oil and Watercolour

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Email: pfodor78@yahoo.com

Website: peterfodor.art

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About The Artist

Peter was born and grew up in Budapest and although he was interested in drawing from an early age (inspired by his grandad), he pursued a career in sports. He went on to become a physical education teacher following in his parents’ footsteps.

Alongside his teaching career, Peter trained as a boxer and came second in the National Hungarian Boxing Championship. Although he never completely moved away from art, he only become passionate about painting in recent years.

He became interested in a variety of subjects including city and landscapes as well as portraiture. He enjoyed experimenting with oil and became fascinated by the reflection of light from wet surfaces expressed by minimal, often bald mark making. His portraiture is characterised by his subjects emerging from dark backgrounds.

Motivated by his travels, he became interested in watercolour, initially inspired purely by lack of working space. Peter became charmed by British landscapes and coastal towns. Through his paintings, he attempts to convey the atmosphere of a scene with simple mark making.

Boats on the Beach - Watercolour Painting For Sale - Contemporary Coastal Artist Peter Fodor

Boats on the Beach - Watercolour Painting For Sale - Contemporary Coastal Artist Peter Fodor

Exhibitions / Art Groups

Where Dark Meets Light Exhibition - The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, Surbiton October - November 2021

Peter is not currently a member of a Surbiton Art Group or Art Society.

Commissioned Acrylic Portrait of Man – Kent Portrait Artist Sally Banks – Portraiture and Landscapes

Commissioned Acrylic Portrait of Man – Kent Portrait Artist Sally Banks – Portraiture and Landscapes

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Artist: Sally Banks

Artist: Sally Banks

Commissioned Acrylic Portrait of Man - Kent Portrait Artist Sally Banks - Portraiture and Landscapes

Image Size: 30cm x 40cm
Art Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
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Sally Banks

Figurative, Landscapes, Floral and Portraiture in Acrylic and Watercolour

Phone: 077061 44544

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Email: sallybanksart@gmail.com

Instagram: @sallybanksportraiture

About The Artist

The roots of my creativity are in Africa. The people, the vegetation and multifaceted landscapes of Zimbabwe were to me vividly bright and beautiful.

I moved to the UK in 2003, with one year away (2003-2004), accepting a visiting student opportunity in Jerusalem, Israel. I was based in Wimbledon up until 2009 and then moved to Surrey and now live in Kent. I have relished the cultural richness that is here and the beauty of the English countryside.

I look back at my mentors with gratitude. Beginning at primary boarding school, I remember with thanks the artist and teacher, Jean Peterson, who started an art club. My very first exhibition entry was done through her. From then on I thought of myself as an artist.

Trevi Fountain Rome Fine Art Prints
Estelle Byrne was my inspiring and gifted art teacher at secondary school. I notice on the Queen Elizabeth School Facebook page, she is often mentioned with affection. Her classes were the highlight of my week.

I mostly work in acrylic and watercolour. When I work from nature I prefer close up views, making the play of light the main ingredient. I am aware that I am drawing inspiration from my own story behind the subject, the ongoing script of everything observed.

I love the human form and face. I look for subtle expressions that reveal personality, the story behind the eyes.

St Georges Hill Weybridge Landscape Painting Commissioned

Awards / Exhibitions / Career

I studied at the School of Art at the Bulawayo Technical College. Under Adele Walters I discovered and developed my strength in life drawing and received the college’s Fine Art Award (1969). That same year, a class outing to the park to paint outdoors initiated my love for watercolours.

I went on to a long career in Harare, mostly within the textile industry. I took on painting commissions, sold my work through commissions, solo and joint exhibitions and in small local galleries. It’s a lovely thought that my work is all over the world in people’s homes.

In Zimbabwe I worked only in watercolour, and my subjects were predominately floral and landscape (see Bush Sunrise). Here in the UK, I have taken on private commissions and I have sold work at the Corner Gallery, Carlshalton (see Hydrangea Profusion) and through the studio of Jane Silk, the ceramicist (see Ornamental Orange Tree and Higginson Park).

I am exhibiting at Sixteen Gallery, Cheltenham in March 2022.

I’ve had exciting experiences as a mature student. I lived in Sweden for four years to study (BA European History) and during that time took 3 courses in Western Humanities under Dr. Torbjorn Aaronson, PhD Political Science, Uppsala (2002). As a visiting student for one year, I studied Jewish Art in Late Antiquity at the Hebrew University, Rothberg School, under Professor Lee I. Levine (2003-2004). I now live in Kent.