Peter Boyce-Tomkins
 
  MainsailPeter Boyce-Tomkins

Much of Peter's work is based on the graceful shapes of sails, interpreting their movement and power when filled by the wind. In each piece he tries to capture the grace, elegance and simplicity of line that are synonymous with their flowing beauty.
 
 
 
Mainsail
 
 
 
 
 

Peter Boyce-Tomkins
 
 
“Forms made to move in wind, such as sailboats and Porsches, are inherently beautiful”. Lefteris Pavlides, Ph.D, A.I.A. Prof. Of Architecture, Roger Williams University, U.S.A.

Peter has been both sailing and working with wood since childhood and is much influenced by the work of Dame Barbara Hepworth.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
               Transmutation
Transmutation
Each piece is hand carved in hardwood, favourites being Sycamore because of its texture and varied appearance, Ash
for its strong grain figuring and Walnut for its colour and beauty.
 
Peter never works from drawings or sketches, prefering the freedom to respond to the wood as it is revealed in the block.

“It is the grain of the wood that dictates the shape of the finished piece – to try to 'force' wood into a shape that is un-natural to it rarely works. Each one is a collaboration between the wood and the artist in which the wood plays an active part”.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kingfisher                   
 
Kingfisher
 
Each piece is individually marked with Peter's monogram, and they make unique and imposing trophies for clubs and organisations or memorable gifts that can become family heirlooms.
His work has been exhibited successfully in many venues including:

The Allsop Gallery, Bridport
Dansel Gallery, Abbotsbury
The Study Gallery ( Kube ), Poole
Town Mill Gallery, Lyme Regis
Red House Museum, Christchurch
Walford Mill, Wimborne
Dorset and Purbeck Art Weeks

 
Chair of Dorset Art Weeks 1996 – 2000.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tel. 01929 426907   Mob. 07813 240026
 

Gull Winged
Gull Winged

Auris 1
Auris 1

Catch the Wind
Catch the Wind

 
 
 
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