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Diss Corn Hall exhibition honours Metfield-based artist, Peter Davis





Diss Corn Hall welcomed visitors to its upper gallery this week to appreciate the work of a Metfield artist.

Peter Davis graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1951, and was awarded a silver medal for work of special distinction.

His training included learning the techniques of the old masters – the most recognised European artists working between the Renaissance and 1800.

The artist’s daughters, Celine, Catherine and Clare, admire some of the work. Pictures: Mark Bullimore
The artist’s daughters, Celine, Catherine and Clare, admire some of the work. Pictures: Mark Bullimore
The art exhibition was held in the Upper Gallery of Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The art exhibition was held in the Upper Gallery of Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The art exhibition was held in the Upper Gallery of Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The art exhibition was held in the Upper Gallery of Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The art exhibition was held in the Upper Gallery of Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Mark Bullimore
The art exhibition was held in the Upper Gallery of Diss Corn Hall. Picture: Mark Bullimore
Bridget Heriz, Celine Davis, Catherine Davis, Clare Sallah and Selwyn Taylor with a book celebrating Peter Davis’ work. Pictures: Mark Bullimore
Bridget Heriz, Celine Davis, Catherine Davis, Clare Sallah and Selwyn Taylor with a book celebrating Peter Davis’ work. Pictures: Mark Bullimore

Having moved to Metfield in 1980, where he lived for 20 years prior to his death in 2000, he once described the inspiration for his paintings as “having the freedom to draw on aspects of past and modern movements without restriction in order to share a view of the human condition”.

On February 10, around 60 people, including his daughters Celine Davis, Catherine Davis and Clare Sallah, attended the opening of the exhibition, which also featured the launch of a new book of the artist’s work, which can be purchased from the box office at the Corn Hall.



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