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Pete Caswell is a popular and established international artist. He travels the world in search of inspiration for his paintings. The driving force behind all of the paintings is the joy and pleasure in life. The art work is designed to be uplifting and joyful to look at. Many of the techniques Pete has evolved over many years of experimentation in the physical pursuit of pleasure and the spiritual searching for inner joy. As Pete has traveled the world he has captured the nuggets of pure pleasure with camera and canvas.
Each of these amazing experiences are transferred onto canvas. Using a variety of semi abstract techniques, Pete draws together all the triggers and memories which recreate these special moments in our minds. It is this combination of techniques from the physical to the spiritual that give these paintings such a depth of feeling and joy.
Much inspiration has been drawn from the extensive travels around the globe. From India where Pete first began selling art where he lived on and off for 4 years with many successful exhibitions. Here Pete began painting local spiritual scenes selling to the international tourists at these special sites. This long immersion in spiritual India led to the Energy Series of paintings which forms the basis of many of the more earthly paintings you now see. These paintings focused on techniques to capture the nuggets of the joy we feel when we are happy.
The recent paintings use these energy techniques and combine them with the high octane pleasure of dramatic holidays and locations around the world - Surfing, Skiing and Snowboarding, Classic Yacht Sailing, Tropical Islands, Beach Sunsets. The paintings use subtle visual triggers from our favourite holiday locations to create feelings of freedom, happiness and upliftment which we all treasure so much in modern life.
Since those bohemian days in India Pete has returned to England. In North Devon he has set up an extensive studio in which is the main base for his paintings during the warmer months. Set in 7 acres of meadows near the coast at Saunton the studio provides an inspirational environment which is a real treat to visit.