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About mePainter, writer and bookseller. The painting shown is titled 'The Glass Bead Game' and it's typical of my work. I do exhibitions and commissions. Books are often the subjects of my paintings. My current projects include a large painting based upon the Cormac McCarthy character 'The Judge, the dominant malign spirit in Blood Meridian. This character manages to dominate a book that has so many reasons to become dominated, and he carries with him a journal, which is the object I intend to focus upon. The hope is that this will be issued as a giclee limited edition on canvas. Another picture that's moving into place is a bogambo snuff box, inspired by Kurt Vonnegut. These pictures illustrate things that don't exist, and that's why I call my work 'Fictional Realism' because - like any fiction writer - I make up the pictures from my imagination, partly because I'm not too excited about copying things. Please get in touch if you'd like to see any more jpegs or ask for printed samples. AND PLEASE LOOK AT MY PAINTING WEBSITE!- www.peterkettle.com As a writer, I recently got my novel, 'THE DRIFTWOOD GIRAFFE' shortlisted for the Lightship Award for novels, sponsored by Hilary Mantel and judged by Maria Hyland. This novel is available on Amazon Kindle. I also won an Anthony Burgess Arts Journalism Award, judged by Jonathan Meade.
About my libraryI'll write about the books I admire most and reserve a few spaces for those I dislike. Mostly I'll be positive, so that means a lot of five star stuff. I also sell books and if anyone is interested I sell only on the internet - no bricks and mortar shop. All books are listed on abebooks.com, abebooks.co.uk, and Biblio.com. I use the name 'The Booksniffer'. Here's how I got started with books:
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Favorite authorsW. H. Auden, Robertson Davies, Richard Dawkins, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, James Joyce, Robert Lowell, John Cowper Powys, Annie Proulx, William Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)
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Real namePeter Kettle
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceSep 29, 2007
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