Welcome to the blog of Peter Purcell Spence, humanist, anti-theist, naturalist, I’m a contemporary fine-artist, living in France and working in a broadly ‘allegorical’ style. I’m primarily concerned with justice, though not in an ‘eye for an eye’ sense. My gallery is here
I guess what I do might be termed ‘narrative’, I think that there is a place for a new look at allegorical painting when all around people are looking to give value to their lives by finding their ‘roots’. Allegory can help in this search as layers of the ‘onion of life’ are peeled off and some semblances of truth, relevant to the painter’s/viewer’s life are gradually revealed.
I aim to have something interesting to say now and again but I paint a lot, often there aren’t enough hours left in the day to write here, plus I’ve been ill a lot recently.
I’m not taking comments for now as I’m usually to unwell to respond, especially to deranged Christian fundamentalist and the like or racists. Feel free to email though if you are interested in anything here.