The painting’s style is typical of the artist’s earlier work, specifically indicated by how the character has been drawn. Another indicator this work is from the early stages of the artist’s career is its dimensions. When Pete first began painting he would use any MDF offcuts he could get his hands on. This means the dimensions of his early works vary greatly, compared to later pieces for which the artist has chosen the sizes of the boards. All of the gallery’s open edition prints are either a standard square or rectangle with specific dimensions. In this case, Full English is unique in that its dimensions make it much taller in height and narrower in width.
The image itself references cafes from times gone by, indicated by the price of the full English in the window and the general decor of the place. “I’ve got such fond memories of going on caravan holidays by the seaside throughout my life. My family and I would take strolls up and down the pier, stopping off at a typical seaside cafe. I wanted to replicate one of these places by including the net curtains and the slatted wooden facade. When I first started painting I used to do things slightly differently. For example, most of my cafe scenes depict people inside looking out, whereas my earlier works show the outside perspective of looking in at someone. Most of my cafe scenes have taken influence from the great American artist Edward Hopper. In this instance, I loosely reference his voyeuristic work Nighthawks, which gives a view of a cafe located on a street corner, with a few people inside of it."
Unframed Art Print:
One Size: 33cm x 70cm
Printed on high-quality paper with a 5cm white border.
Delivery in 3 - 5 days
Collection in-store within 1 - 4 days
Framed Art Print:
One Size: 38cm x 75cm (approx)
Mounted in a bespoke glass, black angled frame by our local framer.
Waiting time: 7-10 days; additional 2-3 days for delivery.
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