Opening Reception: October 4th, 2012 from 6-8pm to coincide with Laguna Beach ArtWalk
Please RSVP: 949.510.5481 by October1st, 2012
Inclined toward or suggestive of the feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love…The ability to be creative or resourceful in an idealized or poetic creation of the mind, marked by the imaginative or emotional appeal of what is heroic, adventurous, remote, mysterious, or idealized. “I have always been more drawn to works that are more figurative ...portrative in nature and have been an admirer of Peregrine's work for many years," JoAnne Artman.
JoAnne Artman Gallery is thrilled to have our first Solo Exhibition of new works by Peregrine Heathcote opening October 6, 2012!
Peregrine Heathcote was born in London in 1973. His natural talent surfaced at the age of 12 attending classes at the Heatherly School of Art in Chelsea. He then went on to Stoneyhurst and Harrow where he completed his formal education. Heathcote then began his classical training in Italy graduating from the Florence Fine Art Academy in 1994 and began his professional career as a working artist in 1995. At Heathcote's studio there is an extensive wardrobe of fantastical props: clothing, hats, toy cars, planes and trains, which appear in the paintings. Once the right models have been chosen each scene is set up and the composition arranged often to include one of the signature suitcases complete with travel labels, which used to belong to Peregrine's late Mother, therein creating a sense of visionary history.
Peregrine Heathcote’s paintings conjure a world of intoxicating glamour and intrigue, slipping across the boundaries of time to fuse iconic pre-war design with modern conceptions of beauty and silverscreen-era romance. The images depict a dream world—the pure artistic vision of a painter fascinated with the bygone glamour of his parents’ youth and his own childhood spent in Britain and Dubai but with a contemporary twist. Each canvas suggests a story, prompting us to imagine the circumstances around a single crucial scene. Heathcote purposefully leaves such questions open. This weaving in and out of various realities, blending the literal and metaphoric is achieved with great skill, imagination, and ingenuity
Peregrine Heathcote’s work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize.
JoAnne Artman Gallery is located at 326 N. Coast Highway in Laguna Beach and is open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11-5, and by appointment. Visit the first Thursday from 6-9 pm of any month to coincide with the Laguna Beach Art Walk. Street parking is available directly in front of the Gallery as well as the Downtown Parking structure located at Glenneyre Street. Take a stroll through the galleries and studios. See art come alive in North Laguna!