There is definitely a nip in the air and Autumn seems to be on its way. There is certainly an autumnal feeling to the artworks now on display in beloved@thebarn throughout September.
Guest artist for September is Oliver Dunn, a primary school art teacher and graphic designer from Staffordshire. Oliver has had a lifelong obsession for an enchanted woodland or desolate moor, a magical copse or isolated tree, and he loves to pass that curiosity on to his pupils as well as in his own creative expression.
As soon as I saw photographs of Oliver’s work taken by his friend Richard Stewart, who lives in Newark, I knew they would be perfect for September in the gallery. Oliver’s passions for graphic art and nature create the most beautiful atmospheric artworks and his mixed media approach highlights the textural qualities and diffuse light of his natural subject matter.
“I am very exploratory in my use of materials to create my artworks,” explains Oliver. “I’m naturally curious and draw inspiration from the rugged natural landscape of the peak district, especially woodland areas where the weather perpetually changes the dramatic effects of light. A forest can appear reassuring and uplifting but as light shifts and fades, moments later can also evoke a sense of unknown foreboding.”
Oliver has exhibited work in various venues including Derby Museum & Art Gallery, Leek Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery, Hanley Museum & Art Gallery, Newcastle Museum & Art Gallery, Keele University Art Gallery and Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh. He has work in private collections in the UK.
Come and see these amazing and totally unique creations and snap up a piece of original art for a beautiful investment in your home.