My works explore the good and the bad in man’s complex and often dysfunctional relationship to the landscape. Brownfield sites, nature reserves, caravan parks and allotment sheds have all been subjects for shows. Recent works have looked at rising sea levels as an expression of Climate Change and the wider ecological crisis. My painting techniques are indebted to art history, borrowing from the pre-impressionist skills of the old masters. By trying to make a vivid account of my subjects, I hope to confront the viewer with a visceral glimpse of what is being lost.
After studying painting in Maidenhead and Bristol (U.W.E) Perry lives and works in Suffolk and East London. Perry enjoys an international reputation. His works are held in numerous public collections, and he has won major British Council and Arts Council England awards. He has a varied ongoing exhibition program. In 2015 his work on coastal erosion impacting Britain’s East coast featured in the Venice Biennale. Perry has held one person shows at The London Guildhall Art Gallery, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Gainsborough’s House Gallery, Mascalls Gallery. In 2022 Southampton City Art Gallery staged a major one person show. Perry is currently working on a major collaboration with Britten Pears Arts at Snape Maltings, Suffolk.