Profile

A PASSION FOR LIGHT – Artist’s statement

“I’ve been painting the sea for as long as I can remember.  What really inspires me is the way the light is reflected and refracted through and on water.  I love the light at dawn and dusk with the long rays of sunlight angled through the waves of leaves of a tree with the shortening or lengthening of shadows with time.

I aim to capture fleeting moments that will never be repeated again that somehow resonates deep within everyone. The work is not about an actual place, but more of a sense of awe while walking somewhere breathtakingly beautiful.

I predominantly paint in oils on canvas in a somewhat muted palette to capture a sense of peace and stillness of that cherished moment.  Many of my land and seascapes have an extraction of the ‘detritus’ so that I can focus on a spiritual serenity.  The application of light and dark in my paintings serves not only to bring depth and perspective, but also emphasises 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

2017
Heritage Courtyard Gallery, Wells
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