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These landscapes and flower paintings by the late Peter Coate, an accomplished and experienced artist, are mostly of Somerset and were mainly painted outdoors before the subject. 

A countryman and a country lover, Peter lived in Somerset and loved its scenery. He had learnt over the years to watch and wait for each composition to emerge and then to let the picture grow. Estuary of the River Yeo was begun over 50 years ago.

He would choose his medium – oils, water colour and chalks – to catch the essence of his subject: Winter Sunlight at Godney, Bolts Head Farm, Wells Cathedral from the palace garden, a Farm near St.David’s. His Summer Flowers paintings are vigorous and joyful and will brighten any room, and bring cheer throughout the year.

His skill, sure eye, love of landscape and truthfulness were early recognised by the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol by his election as an RWA some forty years ago.

The prices of these traditional landscapes have been greatly reduced, with Peter’s agreement, but their quality is unchanged. Peter died on 29 July 2016 which means that his remaining unsold work is all the more special. 

Ham Walls Reserve

Ham Walls Reserve

TYPE: Oils
MEASUREMENT: (w) 65cm x (h) 50.5cm
North Moor, Othery

Canada Lake, Shapwick

TYPE: Oils
MEASUREMENT: (w) 61cm x (h) 38.5cm
Peat Digger’s Hut, Westhay Moor

Peat Digger’s Hut, Westhay Moor

TYPE: Oils
MEASUREMENT: (w) 68cm x (h) 51.5cm
North Moor, Othery

North Moor, Othery

TYPE: Oils
MEASUREMENT: (w) 73cm x (h) 57cm
Blakeway Lake, Evening

Blakeway Lake, Evening

TYPE: Oils
MEASUREMENT: (w) 58.5cm x (h) 70cm
Salt Marsh, Huntspill

Salt Marsh, Huntspill

TYPE: Oils
MEASUREMENT: (w) 45.5cm x (h) 55cm
Farm, Highbridge

Farm, Highbridge

TYPE: Oils
MEASUREMENT: (w) 57cm x (h) 41.5cm
The Valley Farm, Harvest Time

The Valley Farm, Harvest Time

TYPE: Oils
MEASUREMENT: (w) 85cm x (h) 60cm
Estuary of River Yeo

Estuary of River Yeo

TYPE: Oils
MEASUREMENT: (w) 70.5cm x (h) 52.5cm
Limestone Rocks

Limestone Rocks

TYPE: Water colour & crayon
MEASUREMENT: (w) 72cm x (h) 51.5cm
Bolts Head Farm, Ring of Kerry

Bolts Head Farm, Ring of Kerry

TYPE: Water colour
MEASUREMENT: (w) 75cm x (h) 45cm
St. Mark’s, Mark

St. Mark’s, Mark

TYPE: Water colour
MEASUREMENT: (w) 58cm x (h) 41.5cm
Manor Farm Garden II

Manor Farm Garden II

TYPE: Oil pastel
MEASUREMENT: (w) 53cm x (h) 43.5cm
Manor Farm Garden I

Manor Farm Garden I

TYPE: Oil pastel
MEASUREMENT: (w) 62cm x (h) 42.5cm
Blakeway, Winter Evening

Blakeway, Winter Evening

TYPE: Pastel
MEASUREMENT: (w) 38cm x (h) 47cm
Welsh Farm, Solva

Welsh Farm, Solva

TYPE: Water colour
MEASUREMENT: (w) 64cm x (h) 43.5cm
Welsh Hillside

Welsh Hillside

TYPE: Water colour
MEASUREMENT: (w) 70cm x (h) 54.5cm
Sunflowers III

Summer Flowers III

TYPE: Water colour
MEASUREMENT: (w) 71cm x (h) 53cm
Summer Flowers II

Summer Flowers II

TYPE: Water colour
MEASUREMENT: (w) 70cm x (h) 56cm
Summer Flowers I

Summer Flowers I

TYPE: Water colour
MEASUREMENT: (w) 69cm x (h) 55.5cm
From The Palace Garden

From The Palace Garden

TYPE: Water colour
MEASUREMENT: (w) 72cm x (h) 51.5cm