An Introduction to Guy Pettingell

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As both of my parents were talented artists I have always had a keen interest in visual art. I studied art & photography to a tertiary level, but didn’t persevere any further as I found that earning actual money was more appealing!

Having grown up in the U.K. I migrated to New Zealand at 21, continuing with drawing & photography as a hobby while doing various jobs in which I learned a number of different yet complimentary skills. While working as a self employed panelbeater & car painter I realised that if I could make complicated repair sections for cars I could also create steel sculptures, making all manner of things from dragons to roses. Continuing the industrial skill theme I began to experiment with automotive spray guns on canvas, as well as teaching myself to airbrush while sick with chickenpox. I find the spray guns give a lovely depth & glowing colours, although I am trying to teach myself to approach the tools as an artist rather than as a car painter!

Looking to the future, I will be making more time to devote to creative projects, having recently discovered I enjoy woodwork & have also tried my hand at blacksmithing, which is very satisfying.’

New Artwork by Guy Pettingell

New Artwork by Guy Pettingell

Posted: May 21, 2017, 10:05 pm
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Lyrics from the classic Soundgarden song. 
Posted: May 21, 2017, 9:59 pm
A clever and amusing song from the late, great Warren Zevon. 
Posted: November 12, 2016, 9:31 pm
Posted: October 24, 2016, 7:34 pm
The hateful jar was slowly lowered into the well, the vile creature above repeating it's daily mantra: "It puts the marmalade on it's skin if it wants a sandwich". She had resisted at first, refusing to succumb for almost 10 minutes, but the lure of ... 
Posted: June 21, 2016, 9:01 pm
Hey hey, my my... 
Posted: March 27, 2016, 7:21 pm
They give you this but you pay for that..... 
Posted: March 27, 2016, 7:17 pm
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Posted: September 7, 2015, 10:22 pm
The hellstones, a small stone circle near Hardye's monument, Dorset, England 
Posted: May 30, 2013, 1:51 am
A painting of my own car, a 1977 fliptail vantage. 
Posted: May 30, 2013, 1:42 am
Autumnal oak leaves on a branch. 
Posted: April 27, 2013, 2:55 am
A representation of Herne, also known as Cernunnos, the celtic forest god.  
Posted: April 26, 2013, 3:56 am
Painted with brush, airbrush amp automotive spray gun. The painting continues around the sides of the canvas. 
Posted: April 26, 2013, 12:36 am
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I live in Sale, Cheshire, England, and am happily sharing my life with a mental budgie, two Alsatian puppies, and a long-suffering, sculptor-boyfriend . . . not necessarily in that order. 🙂 Often accused of being an insufferable know it all, I often do, but more often do not.
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