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50 Shades Of Wendy Dominguez

One of the city's most interesting and painterly artists is returning to Peterborough to stage a solo exhibition (16 April-7 May) at Art In The Heart gallery on Bridge Street, reveals Dawn Birch-James

I remember some years ago seeing an incredibly vibrant and impacting oil painting called The Field at one of our local exhibitions. It had so much quality and depth. Wendy Dominguez was the artist. I’ve made sure since that Wendy’s work is represented in my exhibition spaces. She has exhibited in other key venues nationally and internationally so when she moved from our area to Devon three or four years ago, I felt that Peterborough had lost one of its greatest painterly painters. This one-off solo exhibition, Wendy Dominguez: 50 Shades Of, (16 April-7 May) will showcase new work, some of which is a departure from her well-known colourful, textured semi-abstract work. The collection will include new charcoal and collage work as well as new oil paintings in the style we associate more with the artist.

Wendy says…

‘I moved to South Devon close to the sea in the summer of 2012. Here as an artist I am spoilt by the many great and fascinating aspects of nature and an incredible purity of light. I try to paint every single day. In the last few years, I have been painting landscapes, seascapes, still life, animals, people and portraits using a variety of media: oils, acrylics, charcoal, pastels and mixed media on canvas or board. My paintings originate from my own ideas, concepts and inspirations. With my iPhone in pocket, I am ready to catch pictures instantly. Whether still or with movements, they will go into my large collection of other ideas captured over the years.’

‘I see the world as a potential canvas. Something catches my eye: it’s the shapes, the colours, the different weathers. Then quite unexpectedly, one of these ideas bursts to the fore and I have to paint there and then as quickly as possible with thick loose vibrantly coloured brush strokes or thick palette knife layers. I’m never quite sure where it’s going to take me.’

● The Private View will be held Friday 15 April, 5.30pm-8pm. Tickets can be purchased online at or at our high street gallery. Included in the £3.00 ticket will be exclusive first access to the exhibition, a free glass of wine, 10% discount on purchases of £30 or more in the exhibition, gallery and gift shop and a donation to our chosen charity Kidneeds.  Visit our high street gallery and gift shop! Hundreds of works of art ● Hundreds of unique gift ideas and cards ● Exhibitions and events ● Extensive picture framing service ● Workshops ● Student work experience

Art in the Heart, 47 Bridge Street, Peterborough ● Facebook @artintheheart1 

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