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.
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.
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|
|2006-17||Northcote Gallery London|
|2006||New Grafton Gallery (solo) London|
Royal College of Art London
|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|