Art - Peter Messer (continued)
Peter Messer been living off his painting for 25 years.
There is no other artist who manages to capture the spirit
of Lewes so well; the subtle dark spirit that courses through
the veins of the town. As a closing gambit I ask him if he
was self-taught. “I went to Brighton Art School, so…
yes, I am self taught, I guess,” he says. And we go
out to take some pictures of him standing against a flint
wall opposite the pub.
Peter Messer’s Exhibition ‘Two dozen-odd small
paintings’ is on in the Star Gallery from the 9th to
the 19th of August. It includes 18 new works and a number
of works bought by collectors and lent to the Gallery. Prices
range from £85 - £2,250. AL