Pete Monaghan

Pete trained in technical illustration and spent twenty years working as an illustrator. Over the last ten years he has sought to integrate the strict illustration disciplines with an irrepressible passion for drawing and painting. In 2012 he completed a MA in fine art at Aberystwyth University. Present works call on the depth of his drawing expertise in depicting vernacular architecture, the beauty in the hidden, the modest, the decaying or the unnoticed. Pete sketches on location, often re-sketching many times in the studio in order to interpret and understand. Only then does he feel the freedom to splash and pour paint, enticing abstraction, entering into a dialogue of past visceral response, part representation. Finished works conclude as mixed media pieces incorporating acrylic, ink, crayon and collage.

Pete lives mainly in Southern Germany, close to the Alps but spends considerable time in Wales. He was selected to participate in the 'Discover the Valleys' project in the Autumn of 2012. His work is held in numerous private and public collections throughout the UK and Europe.

Pete had his first sole exhibition at the Kooywood Gallery in 2014 and had a further exhibition of new works in 2015.


Trawsfynydd II
Mixed media
50 x 150cm
sold

Borth Ynys Las
Mixed media
40 x 40 cm
sold

Bont shed
Mixed media
40 x 40 cm
sold



Ysgubor Hen 2014
Mixed media
40 x 40 cm
sold

Ysgubor Hen II 2014
Mixed media
40 x 40 cm
sold

Ysgubor Hen IV 2014
Mixed media
40 x 40 cm
sold



Bwlchcystyllen
Mixed media
50 x 50 cm
sold

Aberdaron
Mixed media
50 x 60 cm
sold

Bont sheds
Mixed media
50 x 50 cm
sold



Bwlchcystyllen II
Mixed media
50 x 50 cm
sold

Trawsfynydd
Mixed media
50 x 60 cm
sold

Bwlch Glas
Mixed media
50 x 50 cm
sold



Ysgubor Hen
Mixed media
37 x 37 cm
sold

Berthllwyd
Mixed Media 2014
50 x 50cm
sold

Ty Hen 2014 - V
Mixed Media
50 x 50cm
sold



Meifod Barn
Mixed media
50 x 50cm
sold


Abernant III
Mixed Media
50 x 50cm
sold

Abernant II
Mixed Media
50 x 150cm
sold



Frongoch, Bala
Mixed Media
50 x 60cm
sold

Frongoch, Bala II
Mixed Media
50 x 60cm
650

Ty Hen II 2016
Acrylic with collage
40 x 40cm
sold



Ty Nant
Acrylic with collage
50 X 100 cm
sold

Blaen Pennant Ii
Acrylic with collage
40 X 40 cm
sold

Fferm II
Acrylic with collage
20 X 20 cm
sold



Green Shed I
Acrylic with collage
40 x 40cm
550

Aberdaron I
Acrylic and collage
40 x 40cm
sold

Felin Newydd
Acrylic and collage
50 x 40 cm
600



Carreg Lwyd
Acrylic and Collage
50 x 40 cm
sold


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