I Think This World is Magical

Over and Above

Over and Above 800mm x 1200mm Oil on board.

Inspiration was gained from a passage by Patrick Heron ”I think this world is magical. Colour, form, space, relationships ‒ these elevate life. They energise. They elevate my whole consciousness…I think art heightens the potential of the actual’. Each of the artists choosing to concentrate on one or more of colour, form, space or relationships.

As with most of my works,this turned into a do or die moment, once I’d finally started I couldn’t stop.

I think it’s an interesting insight for me into how artists scrutinise  a title or theme to be able to position it into their own interests. I really didn’t want to work on a project to do with colour, the theme offered no initial inspiration or interest to me. I had to look hard to feel comfortable in appropriating the word ‘relationship’ from the brief, into my practice. My thoughts then became focused on on the relationship between yellow and blue and the need for the physical interaction between both to make green.



Making making making

After a whole semester of writing, there is a sense of relief peppered with trepidation about making work for my final show at Hardwick campus, Cheltenham.

Date of PV is Thursday 15th September, but full details to follow.

My work so far includes some very small intimate pieces and building an installation piece, neither of which are finished but here are some of my dabblings. All our connected with my research and the concept of memory.


MA and Other Post Graduates 2016

I am very happy to announce that I have been chosen to show in this exhibition. I do hope that you will be able to come and see the show.  MA_Other_Post_Graduates_2016_-_Private_View (1)


MA & Other Post Graduates 2016
22 February – 19 March
Private View: Monday 22 February, 7-9pm

Proudly maintaining its ethos of promoting the next generation of artists, the Atkinson Gallery presents the annual MA & Other Post Graduates contemporary art show. Showcasing the work of students who express particularly fresh, innovative ideas, the exhibition reflects the talent and wide range of work being produced in art schools today.

The 2016 MA & Other Post Graduates show promises to be as exciting and diverse as previous years, with artists having been selected from eleven of the top art universities around the country. A celebration of contemporary art, this exhibition provides the public with a unique opportunity to see current work in painting, photography, design, printmaking and sculpture.

Finally IN… The Artist Workhouse – Studley

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Ground floor and first floor present configuration.

Finally, I am delighted to be able to invite you to come and have a look around The Artist Workhouse.

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have organised a general visit/meeting to be able to show you the building, share my thoughts and ideas about possibilities for the space and get some feedback. For those who have expressed an interest in studio space, we can talk through options on sizes, costs and facilities. This includes the option of sharing spaces. For those who have expressed an interest in arts events, projects, workshops, art society meetings and exhibitions I would love to hear your proposals.

Venue: The Artist Workhouse Date: Wednesday 5th August Time : 7.00pm Address: Victoria Works off The Redditch Road, Studley Warwickshire B80 7AS

I look forward to seeing you then, please let me know if you can make it.

Best Wishes Dawn

Directions: If you take the High Street exit off the Barley Mow road traffic island in the centre of Studley and then the immediate first right on to the Redditch Road. You will see the Victoria Works Public House on your left and the entrance to the studios is immediately opposite on the right hand side. There is parking in front of the building but if full you are able to park on the road after 6.00pm.