POLAINE, Peter David

1937 - ?

Peter Polaine

Born at West Ham, Essex on 30 April 1937, son of Horace G. W. Polaine (23 November 1910-1969), a commercial artist, and his wife Ivy M. née Conner (born 19 January 1915), who married at West Ham in 1933 and in 1939 were living at 68 Cherry Tree Rise, Chigwell, Essex. Educated at Harlow College and studied at Walthamstow School of Art 1954-1959 as a painter under Stuart Ray (1916-1985) and Margaret Green (1925-2003. He married in SW Essex in 1964, Betty A. Dines and moved to East Anglia. His printmaking and painting currently run alongside each other but he prefers woodcut printmaking as it gives him the opportunity to create strong images and he likes to push the boundaries of printmaking. Peter uses a variety of woods which has become addictive, whenever he sees a piece of wood, to look at the grain and possibilities and he is influenced by the German Expressionist, especially Die Brücke and Der Blaue Reiter groups and uses the antique Columbian or smaller Albion printing press. A Member of Sudbourne Park Printmakers; Colchester Art Society; Essex Art Group and of the Ipswich Art Society and exhibited from Gardener's Cottage, Broke Hall Park, Nacton, Ipswich in 2006, an oil on canvas 'Goodbye Moon' and a woodcut 'Running Hare'. He has exhibited in several London galleries including The Royal Academy, Mall Galleries, and Bankside Gallery and exhibits frequently in East Anglian galleries. In Germany he has a strong following of private collectors of his woodcuts, and they are in permanent collections in America, Australia, Belgium and Malaysia.








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