Despard Gallery

small works on paper and collage, Hobart, Tasmania

Peter Poulet’s abstract paintings use colour, fluidity of line, and the juxtaposition of forms to create new environments. His work is influenced by nature and natural phenomenon – light, air, the feeling of space, enclosure and human interaction with nature – giving his art an organic sentiment. His body of work has evolved to explore more complex relationships between objects and forms as he brings in more from the outside world into his pieces. Introduced elements reflect his ideas about the world and include thoughts that were present from the earliest works, thus maintaining continuity of influence and motivation – nature and expression of his feelings and emotions. This awareness of nature is also crucial to his architecture and his interest in sustainability.