Peter Coad

Peter is gripped by the grandeur and complexities of the earth.  Born in 1947, he spent his first 10 years in the small township of Karoonda in the vast ‘Mallee’ area of South Australia and for this part, his world was one that was stark and imposing.  Peter has always felt spiritually in tune and strongly connected to the landscape.  His paintings reflect this relationship. They are stripped of unnecessary accoutrements, geometrically constructed with untamed colours that are often unbelievable in their intensity, his realism verging on the naïve, giving the works an intense inner drama and individuality.

Peter's paintings reveal to us landscapes of harsh yet breath-taking beauty as he skilfully blends symbolic interpretations of mountains, wetlands, vegetation and bird life in an endeavour to convey an awareness of the delicate balance of the environment.