Southampton Solent University Concourse Gallery Presents Peter Jarvis. A Point of View Solo Exhibition

. December 12, 2011 . 0 Comments

Historic architecture and intimate scenic studies from in and around Southampton are celebrated in ‘A Point of view: A Solo Exhibition’ at Southampton Solent University. On view until 7 January 2012.

Artist and Solent University lecturer, Peter Jarvis, has taken a keen interest in buildings and landscape since writing his dissertation on JMW Turner at Ravensbourne College of Art in the early ‘70s.

Peter Jarvis, Fawley Power Station, Southampton Solent University Concourse Gallery

Peter’s latest exhibition – featuring historic sites from Southampton and the surrounding area – melds together his love of architecture and the more secret and hidden corners of the urban landscape.

Influenced by the many artists of the Romantic Period, including John Sell Cotman and Thomas Girtin, Peter says: “Hampshire has an abundance of fascinating architecture that goes back centuries. I’m drawn to quiet, out of sight areas and the old town of the city.

One of Peter’s favourite images from his new exhibition is ‘Wreck on the River Itchen’, which was the result of his interest in weathered and decaying subject matter.

“I find the mix of industry and nature around the docks and the waterfront fascinating subject matter. It’s such a shame that so many of these areas are not open to the public.”

Peter – a highly regarded watercolour painter -i s a Fellow and the Education Officer for the Society of Architectural Illustration, (SAI). He has lectured at Southampton Solent University for the past 20 years and teaches on the BA(Hons) Interior Design (Decoration) course.

The exhibition will be running at Southampton Solent University’s Michael Andrews Concourse Gallery, East Park Terrace, SO14 0YN –

Other images depicting the Bargate and other areas in and around the region are available on request. Examples can be found at

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