Using a very narrow range of colours, Kevin Peden presents a sweeping view from a clifftop down over a beach and the sea beyond. The cliff curves round to the left, while the beach is echoed by two further inlets of the sea in the distance. There is a virtually flat horizon. Other than shades of black and grey, the only colours are the pale blue of the sea and the even paler blue, verging on grey, of the sky. The beach is a white space, free from colour or shading. In the immediate foreground, vegetation growing at the cliff-top shows as a black mass, with the cliff edge beyond.
The artist states on his website, "I work on-site to capture the true immediacy of the environment. I am interested in movement in the landscape. My work captures the elements which create the movement and the impact upon the environment it's in." Kevin’s work is focused on onsite working, documenting, responding and connecting to an environment. He works predominantly in oils, inks and soft pastels and screen printing.
Kevin says of his practice: “I am focused on holistically experiencing an environment and responding creatively to this environment, and continue to expand and develop my skills to truly have a flexible approach.”
Kevin Peden’s background is in Architecture. He has a Degree in Architectural Technology from Napier University. He has also attended various evening courses at the Edinburgh College of art and a one year BTEC Art and Design course at Edinburgh’s Telford College. Kevin continues to attend various training workshops as part of his professional development. He is currently based in the Scottish Borders and is a member of ‘Crossing Borders’ and the ‘Edinburgh Printmakers'.