Dawn Reader Biography

Concentrating on a fleeting moment that once gone is never repeated, the paintings resonate with memories rather than a particular place.

 

By simplifying the landscape and removing the detritus, the aim is to focus on the essence of the scenery and a spiritual serenity.  The application of light and dark in her work serves not only to bring depth and perspective, but also emphasizes the force and power in creation.

 

The technique of layering translucent glazes helps to emphasize light and shadow and allows for a rich build of colour and structure.  Each painting is unique and commissions are accepted.

 

Of her practise, Dawn says, "I completed a master’s degree at Chelsea School of Art in 1991 and have been exhibiting since 1989.  I have painted for interior designers as a specialist decorator, most notably for Paolo Moschino at Nicholas Haslam.  My work has been featured in various magazines such as Sunday Times Style, Coast, Elle Decoration, Vogue, English Home and House and Garden".