Paula Dunn

We Are really delighted to be welcoming Paula back into the gallery after the success of her solo show with us in 2022.

The weather and its impact on the landscape plays a significant part in Paulas work.

She like’s to play with combinations of colours, textures and expressive marks to create mood, atmosphere, drama.

When she start’s a painting she has no end point in mind. She paint intuitively, focusing first on the desire to work with particular colours. This experimental part of the process is like building the foundations of the painting. Layering colour and texture through mark making. Adding glazes to create depth and atmosphere. At time she describes her landscapes are almost being abstracted.

There is a point in the process where the painting will trigger a memory of a place and suggest a particular direction. At this point the development of the painting is more considered and she may draw on sketches as well as the memories and the feelings of a place to refine the composition.

Paula’s paintings are now owned across the world. Her work has been featured in book designs she is  a contributing artist to the award winning Waymaking– an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by the landscape.