Thursday, January 24, 2013
Peter Knights – Campfires and Kingfishers (An Artist’s Journey down the River Waveney) is the name of a free exhibition in Diss Corn Hall Gallery from February 4 to March 2.
During May 2012, local artist Peter Knights, accompanied by his brother Paul, canoed the River Waveney from its source to the sea.
This unique exhibition depicts their journey exploring the extraordinary wetland wilderness and hidden backwaters of the Waveney in paintings, notes, sketches and photographs from the perspective of an artist on the river.
From wild solitude and big skies, to otters, buzzards, large dogs and giant strawberries – all are captured in Peter’s evocative oil paintings.
Afternoon demonstrations will take place on Wednesday, February 13, 20 and 27, 1.30pm-4pm, when Peter will be working at his French box easel on a Waveney landscape and will be happy to answer questions.
Evening viewings will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 6pm-7.45pm, and Saturday, March 9, 6.30pm-7.15pm.