Pete Fowler’s Oceans of Fantasy

Cardiff-born illustrator Pete Fowler has returned to the Welsh capital city to exhibit Oceans of Fantasy at the Wales Millenium Centre…

Over the last 15 years Cardiff-born Pete Fowler has designed record sleeves (for the likes of Super Furry Animals), numerous vinyl figures, a rug, and has even directed a music video. Now the illustrator has returned to the Welsh capital city to exhibit his show Oceans of Fantasy at the Wales Millenium Centre

As well as showing some of the record sleeves and toy figures with which he established himself, the exhibition, which runs until February 24, showcases a number of Fowler’s recent paintings – including a large mural he painted in the Millenium Centre (above) and landscape paintings he’s been working on in Cornwall.

Below are some shots of some of the paintings in the show:

Oceans of Fantasy runs until February 24 at Wales Millennium Centre.

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