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A PASSION FOR LIGHT – Artist’s statement

I have been painting the sea for as long as I can remember, and came to realise that what captivated me most in my travels for wonderful waves was the quality of light. I have been especially inspired throughout the years by the Atlantic, Baltic and North Seas, and wondered what it would be like to go even further north to glimpse a frozen sea…

I am moved by the quiet early morning light within a white snow landscape and the amazing silence it brings. I went to the Arctic in 2009 to pursue the midnight sun within a truly icy environment, Iceland in the winter of 2010, and the following year travelled to Antarctica. Although the landscapes are lonely and bleak, there’s a real sense of majestic freedom and complete awe. I try to capture these qualities together with the stillness and tranquillity I found there, in conjunction with the journey of light and freedom I have sought throughout my life as a painter.

By simplifying and softening the forms of the landscape and through using a limited and somewhat muted palette, I aim to extract and focus more on a spiritual serenity. The application of light and dark in my work serves not only to bring depth and perspective but also to emphasise the force and power in creation.

About

Dawn has work published by International Graphics in Germany. She has worked in theatre and film, most noteably for the BBC and the National Theatre, and has had work featured on Channel 4 Television. Her work has also been shown in Sunday Times Style, Elle Decoration, House & Garden and Homes & Gardens and English Home magazines.

Training

  • Chelsea School of Art, London. MA Public Art & Design

Selected Exhibition History

2015
Box Galleries, London
2014
Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh
2011-13
WH Patterson  London
2011
Northcote Gallery (solo) London
2010
Lucy B Campbell Fine Art (solo) London
Rotterdam Art Fair Holland
Dubai Art Fair Dubai
Discerning Eye The Mall Galleries London
2009
Utrecht Open Art Fair Holland
2008-12
Lucy B Campbell Fine Art London
2008
Langton Street Gallery (solo) London
2008-10
Art London
2006-17
Northcote Gallery London
2006
New Grafton Gallery (solo) London
Eyestorm/Britart London
Royal College of Art London

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2005
‘Art 26’, Westbourne Studios. New Jersey, USA.
Royal College of Art, London.
New Grafton Gallery, London.
Kendalls Fine Art, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Glasgow Art Fair, Scotland.
2004
New Grafton Gallery, London Oxo Tower Gallery, London.
2003
28 Cork Street, London.
New Grafton Gallery, London.
Fresh Art Business Design Centre, London.
20:21 Commonwealth Institute, London
2002
Fresh Art Business Design Centre, London.
David Curzon Gallery, London.
Affordable Art Fair, London.
Beverley McNeil, Florida, USA
1997
American College London
1995
Contact Gallery, Norwich
1994
Alexandra Palace, London
1992
Ben Uri Gallery, London
1991
London Institute Art Gallery, London
1990
Crypt Gallery, London
1989
Square Gallery, London