Peter Davies on Pete Hoida in 'Art Review'
'Four Gloucestershire Painters' at Axiom Gallery, 1986
Pete Hoida relinquishes drawings altogether and uses the textural and chromatic energy of
thick paint to give his pictures their peculiar light, space and vitality. In his Light at
Whale Wharf for example, a densely packed surface of thick swathes of paint generates its
own hidden space across the Axiom's spacious gallery. Reminiscent of Hitchens in his most
lyrical and earthy mood, Hoida has a good touch and feel for movement, and his work has a
tactile as well as purely visual or cerebral effect.
Peter Davies, Art Review, February 1986