Affordable art

boats in the harbour watercolour by Peter Fergie

If you’ve ever wanted to own an original artwork, we may have the perfect opportunity for you to do just that.

An exhibition of beautiful original watercolours is being held at the Guildhall in Bath, and every painting is for sale at a very reasonable price. The paintings are the work of Lifeline volunteer Peter Fergie, who took up his brush in earnest after retiring from careers as a solicitor and social worker.

Peter finds inspiration from holidays by the sea, and loves the way painting on location means he’s fully immersed in the sights and sounds of the scenery.

“The concentration needed to paint enables you to completely lose yourself in the moment, and I’ve taken it up with a passion.”

As well as portraying coastal scenes and landscapes, Peter uses his skills with watercolour and gouache to create portraits of animals. He has received commissions to paint the family pooch and is open to other requests!

Peter spent 15 years as a social worker, and when he retired he was keen to continue supporting homeless and vulnerable people, and began volunteering with the Genesis Lifeline.

“I’m very impressed by the work Genesis does, and it’s a charity I’m really keen to raise money for”.

The exhibition will be in the entrance lobby of the Guildhall, and runs from 26 February until 15 April. All the proceeds will go to Genesis Trust.

There’s also an opportunity to buy Peter’s work at the Green Park Antiques and Flea Market on 1 March. Look out for the Genesis stall!