A chat with Peter Coad, Painter of Landscape
Peter Coad describes himself as a "Painter of Landscape"
“Peter spent the first 10 years of his life in the Mallee town of Karoonda approximately 120kms south-east of Adelaide, South Australia, where he was surrounded by huge, infinite and vast landscape. This explains his connection with wide-open spaces and the vibrant colours that nature presents, and which have an immense influence on his work.
For subject matter he makes regular artistic journeys to many destinations in Australia and overseas, where he chooses locations that he can mindfully connect to and which have a strong spiritual and indigenous history. The cultural understanding and knowledge gained of each place clearly assists in his capturing the essence and feeling of the land in his paintings.”
Peter Coad’s artwork can be purchased at the Artworx Gallery at Goolwa
"Peter's paintings reveal to us landscapes of harsh yet breathtaking beauty as he skilfully blends symbolic interpretations of mountains, wetlands, vegetation and bird life in an endeavour to convey an awareness of the delicate balance of the environment."
Artworx Gallery and Gifts is one of the leading contemporary Art Galleries on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula.
Artworx Gallery & Gifts opened in October 2005 in the historic river port of Goolwa, 80 kilometres south of South Australia's capital city of Adelaide. Within months of opening, it had established itself as a must-see venue and within a year was being hailed as the finest contemporary gallery on the Fleurieu.
Its success has been confirmed by the SA Great organisation and the Southern Alexandrina Business Association, who have both made special Awards to Artworx in recognition of the gallery's contribution to the local arts scene and local artists.
Exhibiting are highly talented, award winning artists from around the country works including original paintings, jewellery, wood, metal, sculptures and gifts.
Artworx Gallery and Gifts is located in the centre of Goolwa's heritage precinct, in an 1850s stone cottage and warehouse near the town's restaurants, hotels and historic wharf and railway station, where paddle steamers and steam trains rule. With five rooms plus a courtyard, there is plenty for viewing and contemplating.
Works can be shipped throughout Australia and overseas.
Artworx Gallery and Gifts is an experience! Go and Enjoy!
“It was a pleasure to chat with Peter Coad about his career as an artist. So many stories and connections with art in all it’s different forms including his painting practice, working on an Australian Film “The Tracker” working with an Australian musician Russell Morris and so much more. It was a lot of fun and I thank Peter for his generosity of time to share his stories with us. Peter’s paintings to me have a peaceful spiritual connection to the earth and makes you want to look into the paintings and in your mind immerse yourself into the beauty and splendour of the landscapes of our earth .”
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