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Dawn Reader

Dawn Reader

Chelsea College of Art And Design (MA Fine Art )

...A PASSON FOR LIGHT

I've 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 see a frozen sea.  I travelled to the Arctic and was captivated by the silence and stillness and then went on to Antarctica... although the landscapes are lonely and bleak, there's a real sense of majestic freedom which I try to capture together with the light and freedom I've sought throughout my life as a painter.

By simplifying the forms in the landscapes and coastlines I paint 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.  I find that the layering of translucent glazes helps to emphasise light and shadow and allows for a rich build of colour and structure.  Each painting is unique and commits to canvas a fleeting moment which will never surface again.

90 × 130 × 4 cm
  • £3,900.00
50 × 50 × 4 cm
  • £850.00
50 × 50 × 4 cm
  • £850.00
60 × 140 × 4 cm
  • £3,700.00
90 × 130 × 4 cm
  • £4,200.00
76 × 107 × 2 cm
  • £3,750.00
90 × 130 × 3 cm
  • £4,200.00

Exhibitions

2015   Box Galleries  London;  Rational Expressions  Ontario  Canada 2014   Arusha Gallery   Edinburgh;  Saatchi Gallery online, Artist of the week, Artist of the day;  20:21  RCA  London 2011-13   WH Patterson  Piccadilly  London 2010    Discerning Eye  Mall Galleries  London;  Rotterdam Art Fair  Holland;  Dubai Art Fair 2008-12   Lucy B Campbell Fine Art  London  solo show 2010 2008-10   Art London 2006-15   Northcote Gallery  London  solo show 2011 2003-07   New Grafton Gallery  London  solo show 2006  

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