‘Making Introductions’ is a series of five films produced in partnership Messum artists and focuses on the techniques that stand at the core of their respective studio processes







Peter Brown, known as ‘Pete the Street’, has been capturing the urban environment in oil for most of his life. First becoming captivated by the distinct character of urban architecture in Bath in the mid-1980s he returned to the creamy-gold streets of this Georgian city, where he can be seen painting on-site whatever the weather. He now resides in Bath where he paints and lives with his family, who have lately become one of his main subjects.

We began working with Francesco in 2019 with his debut show following a residency at Messums Wiltshire as part of our emerging talents programme. Francesco trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome before studying fine art printing at the Albicocca workshop in Udine and then taking his masters degree at St Martin’s College of Art in London. He now attends the Royal Drawing School.

Tuesday Riddell was one of the very first on our emerging talents programme. Tuesday studied at the Painter-Stainers Decorative Surface Fellowship at City & Guilds of London Art School – the only Fellowship in the UK that provides specialist training in the craft of decorative surface techniques to ensure that endangered skills are kept alive and vibrant in contemporary practice.

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