Peter Le Vasseur, Reflections on Ecology and Conservation
Peter Le Vasseur’s paintings depict strong and thought-provoking images and yet reflect compassion and concern for the world. He has a strong client base, which includes The Duke of Bedford, Ava Gardner, Desmond Bailey and Ringo Starr. After a successful career exhibiting internationally, Le Vasseur returned to his home island to set up a studio in Guernsey. He developed an interest in ecology and conservation in the early 1970s and he was the first artist to win an Earthwatch Scientific Foundation Fellowship, enabling him to travel to the Amazon, he has also travelled widely in Africa and The Middle East. Ahead of his time, he is still one of the only artists working in this field.
This new exhibition includes some of his larger works, but in order to make his art accessible more widely, there are a number of studies, which may be or have been worked up to larger paintings. He is also introducing a new series of pictures called Endangered species, depicting images from the very familiar Red Squirrel to the Golden Lion Tamarin, only found in just a small area of Brazil.
This exhibition is a strong voice for the earth and its inhabitants and the pictures demand a response that goes beyond appreciation.