Pete Monaghan is a 2G Irish contemporary artist working in Aberystwyth, Wales and in southern Germany.
“In my paintings I am looking to take the image beyond the representational and infuse it with emotion, energy, tension. I begin with drawing on-site, using continuous line and half-blind drawing techniques. In the studio I like to entice the creative flow by playing with shapes, colours, texture and composition.”
Pete’s work is about homage to place; vernacular architecture within the landscape and the modest buildings that were built and developed over centuries using local materials. He is particularly drawn to everyday and overlooked subjects; rusting barns, huts, sheds and filling stations. Peter Wakelin described it as “all rusty tin and telegraph poles”.