Peter Horrocks


  • Clearwell series study No.4
Clearwell series study No.4
Natural earth pigments on board
325 x 325mm


An interview with artist Peter Horrocks about his work and use of ochre and pigments, specifically mined from Clearwell Caves.

Earth pigments are still the inspiration for my practice. I have continued to source them from the Clearwell Caves in the Forest of Dean, but have gathered new ones on my travels, and also Kington clay. Recent works on MDF panels and also canvas, use a PVA binder added to the pigments. I am also experimenting with other earth materials such as slate and slate dust on some constructed panels.