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A PASSION FOR LIGHT – Artist’s statement

Oil painter of land and sea.  

I’m inspired by the early morning light, whether dancing on water, reflecting off a silent snow, or shining through the trees.  Although my paintings are sometimes perceived as lonely or bleak, I unashamedly paint the beauty to capture sense of majestic freedom of which we are all a part.  I concentrate on a time, once gone, a memory, which can never be repeated, rather than a particular place.

By simplifying the forms of the landscapes through the use of a limited and muted palette, I aim to extract the detritus to 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 of creation.  I use ‘secret formula’ hand made glazes which, when painted in layers, help to emphasise light and shadow allowing for a rich build of colour and structure.  Each painting is unique and commits to canvas a fleeting moment which will never surface again.

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, Vogue, Homes & Gardens and English Home magazines.

Training

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

Selected Exhibition History

2019      London House Gallery, Pembrokeshire

Creates Gallery, Monmouth

Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham and Ascot

Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset

2018      Free Painters and Sculptors, London

2017-19
Heritage Courtyard Gallery, Somerset
2016-18   Chatsworth House,  Derbyshire
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
2006-18
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