The Honeymooners’ Bed
Oil on Canvas
1240 x 1735 mm
Working in thick impasto oils, contemporary painter Peter Hackett creates immersive landscapes, presenting to the viewer’s eye his sublime vision of nature’s incomparable beauty.
The sculptural quality of Hackett’s diverse and vibrant palette, applied instinctively with paint-laden brushes and palette knives, unveils the alluring sense that his work is as much about the material as it is about the subject. Paired with the large scale of the works, an atmosphere of immediacy and intimacy is created, allowing us to lose ourselves further within the joyful, visceral qualities of these intoxicating paintings. Hackett says, “I am not just using oil paint to describe a meadow; I am using a meadow to describe oil paint.”