LINDY

DUNBAR

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

Based in Sussex, I normally paint and draw directly from life but have

adopted the new challenge of ‘zoom’, celebrating the individuality, dynamism, curves and shapes in the moving and motionless human form.

 

I use varied materials such as oil and acrylic paint, ink, charcoal and pastel on canvas or paper. Each medium has a particular excitement and the quality of marks and colour palette is of paramount importance.

Dancers, acrobats and performers are often the basis of my work as they

move before me, and its a pleasure to share in their creative process. There

is never more than a brief moment of stillness as even when the performers

are briefly holding their position, the rope or trapeze still maintains energy and life or the dancers move on. I have to grasp what I see, capturing the

serendipity of the fleeting tensions as they emerge and disappear. I strive to

give the appearance that the figure has only just arrived and could get up and move away at any moment, even in a longer pose.

Exhibitions

Glyndebourne

Affordable Art Fairs London

‘Works on Paper’ Science Museum, London

Artist in Residence for Eastbourne College Rambert Workshops

Birley Centre, Eastbourne, solo shows

Hop Gallery, Lewes

Visiting tutor Eastbourne College

Tutor for local art groups

Prints of my work at John Lewis