Valerie from the 'Wired for Sound' Series
This painting is from a series of four works, all of which share titles with songs named after women. Valerie is named after The Zutons' 2006 single which was later covered by Amy Winehouse. This work was created leading up to Pete’s 2021 Thud, Crackle, Pop online exhibition which celebrates vinyl and reflects the artist’s love of music and records.
This original painting has been signed twice. One signature has been placed in the bottom right hand corner of the work; the other is seen on the reverse of the painting alongside a unique doodle.
This painting measures 66.5cm x 49.5cm.
Emulsion on board.
A Note from the Artist
In today’s world music is broken down into digital waves, propelled into the atmosphere and zapped into mini wireless earplugs, bunged into our ears so we can run around like headless chickens in our increasingly busy lives. Let’s take time to sit back, wrap ourselves in a blanket of analog sound and embrace the crackles, pops and pauses between the noise. - Pete McKee