Dawn Reader Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Dawn Reader
Live in: London, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 16.00
Dawn Reader Artist Bio:
I have been painting the sea for as long as I can remember, and came to realize that what captivated me most in my travels for wonderful waves was the quality of light. I've been inspired throughout the years by the Atlantic, Baltic and North Seas and wondered what it would be like to go further north... When the snow fell in London a few years back, a new spark of inquiry came and I was moved by the quiet early morning light within a new white landscape and the amazing silence snow brings. I went to the Arctic in 2009 to pursue the frozen sea and the midnight sun. I went to Iceland in 2010 and the following year to Antarctica. Although the landscapes are lonely and bleak, there's a real sense of majestic freedom. I try to capture these qualities together with the stillness, tranquility and fragility I found there, in conjunction with the journey of light and freedom I have sought throughout my life as a painter. In my paintings I aim to extract and focus from the land and seas on more of a spiritual serenity. The application of light and dark in my work serves not only to bring depth and perspective but also to emphasize the force and power in creation. I find that the layering of the translucent glazes not only helps to emphasize light and shadow, but also 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.