Now showing as part of our ‘Deck the Walls’ festive exhibition, Dawn Stacey’s beautifully detailed works are reminiscent of historic textiles or tapestries.
A gallery favourite is ‘Looking up at The Night Sky’, a richly hued painting with luminous, glowing flowers and a tiny, elf-like figure looking up between the petals and leaves.
‘Pink Morning Light’ is also very striking, softly glowing pink with beautifully painted dahlias dancing their heads.
"I have a love of tapestry, aged worn walls and decorative frescoes which are evocative of my paintings that include layers of acrylic paint. The final piece is intended to conjure up a vision of a mysterious, dreamlike landscape by expressing an essence of a place."
Based in East Sussex, Dawn Stacey is a keen observer of the landscape, frequently taking walks in a local nature reserve. She mentions "mallards, herons, moorhens, swans and pond life within its landscape."
The natural life is a constant source of inspiration: " Reflections on the water, mist, frozen leaves, golden light or cracked ice may conjure up ideas for a painting while I'm out walking absorbing the atmosphere and surroundings."
Dawn Stacey originally studied Textile Design and later graduated with an MA in Illustration from Brighton University and have painted professionally for over 25 years; exhibiting in Cornwall, Devon, Hampshire, and London.