Description Chestnuts VendorA young lady stops by to purchase some roasted chestnuts form a vendor in a busy Italian square. She has already purchased some flowers, perhaps on her way home.Vendors, many immigrants from North Africa, are part of the everyday scene in urban Italy. This chestnuts vendor, with his cooking stove and supplies, was photographed in Rome. The young lady was cropped from a group photographed in Florence. The background an associated figures were sketched from various other Italian scenes.
Peter Worsley, Santa Barbara, California Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement Born in England, Peter Worsley came to California in 1956, and to Santa Barbara in 1970. His serious work in the visual arts began in 1996, after retiring from some fifty years in industry. Though largely self-taught, he continues to study with some of the wonderful artists who teach locally.
Always, he has a strong desire to include people in his paintings. To him, people add life. After initially choosing to work in watercolor, Peter gradually introduced opaque gouache into his work, producing many gouache paintings over several years. From these early struggles, Peter has evolved to where today he paints ordinary people doing everyday things at interesting places, in a Social Realism style, using oil on canvas.
Active in the local art community, Worsley is a Past President of both the Santa Barbara Art Association and the Goleta Valley Art Association, a member of the Santa Barbara Studio Artists, Associate Member of Oil Painters Of America, and a Founder and former Director of Santa Barbara Visual Arts Alliance.
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