Dawn Reader

Oil painter of land and sea. Inspired by the early morning light whether it dances on the water, reflects off the silent snow or shines through the trees, I unashamedly paint beauty in the wild and try to capture a sense of majestic freedom together with silence and tranquillity. 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 spiritual serenity. The application of light and dark in my 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.

Dawn’s work