Ref PS2 – “Rembrandt Father” – Oil on canvas – 50 x 40 cm – £2500 Framed in a style of the period
After Rembrandt van Rijn – An Old Man in Military Costume (formerly called Portrait of Rembrandt’s Father) Location of original work: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles CA. This oil painting on canvas was painted from a high-resolution image. Replicating one of the most famous old masterpieces of all time was a labour of love. The copy is a one-off, unique in its own right and painted in layered coats of oil paint.
Ref PS1 – “Saskia van Uylenburgh” – Oil on canvas – 50 x 40 cm £2500 Framed in a style of the period
After Rembrandt van Rijn – A portrait of Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612-1642) who was the first wife of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669). Born to an affluent Frisian family, she married the artist in 1634. They had four children of which only Titus survived. Saskia died in 1642, aged 29. She was buried in Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk. This oil painting on canvas was painted from a high-resolution image. Replicating one of the most famous old masterpieces of all time was a labour of love. The copy is a one-off, unique in its own right and painted in layered coats of oil paint.
Peter Segasby Profile
Peter Segasby was born in Glossop, Derbyshire. He is a talented, multi-facetted artist with a broadly experimental approach to his work as an artist that crosses a myriad of genres.
Peter explains the ingredients that influence his artistic pieces. “I believe that for me, the starting point was from my early childhood experiences and the influence of a very close family. My enjoyment of the Lincolnshire countryside, coupled with liberated and supportive parents, all contributed to an uncomplicated mind; a mind that could breathe without limitations, open to ideas whatever the source.”
When someone professes a love of art, they have to love life; often artists have a predilection for a single style. Often those who love abstract work will have nothing but that adorning their walls. Similarly, artists often do not venture beyond their own personal style and body of work, preferring to adapt it slightly, depending on their current mood or for the more commercially-minded, what is selling or en vogue at the time. Not so with Peter Segasby’s work. With a background in creative design consultancy and an appreciation for all kinds of styles of painting, one look at his website will show you a whole cavalcade of influences from Salvador Dali to Old Masters like Rembrandt’s more classical styles. Sitting in his light and clean home studio, it is clear that Peter is somewhat of a perfectionist; his paintings have a layered, studied feel to them that reveals his passion for painting and his search for authenticity in the painted image.
Having run a successful design consultancy for over 25years, creating The Body Shop identity and a worldwide packaging project for multi and major high street retailers, Peter’s view of art has been informed by his guidance of those who might not have had a talent to be, as he puts it, ‘visually articulate’. However, Peter has moved away from his previous commercial business, as he says “I wanted to do something that has a real passion and is not driven by hard-edged business. Painting, managing and exhibiting with fellow artists worldwide is what is taking me back to my core values and interests.” Peter exhibits a number of his paintings in the Elysium Gallery, near Lincoln.
Peter says “It’s all there to be played with. I’m interested in every aspect of art; you can learn as much from replication as you can when you are creating from the mind.” A lot of Peter’s work is original but he also loves to recreate Old Masters’ work, as well as pieces which reflect more surreal styles. Peter’s thinking behind each and every element of the piece is clear and each piece fits like a jigsaw.
“I’m always seeking how to fill a blank space. Something can trigger me like a current event or something in the news. I do adopt an intuitive approach and using oils means I can take my time and even paint over parts I want to get right. It’s never hard work, my painting is escapism for me.”
As an artist, Peter’s work speaks volumes, art is so subjective and people’s opinions may differ from one individual to another, Peter’s vast range of subjects, techniques and genres appeals to a much larger audience.