ALISON DALWOOD

works

Alison Dalwood Oxeye Daisy
Alison Dalwood Peruvian Lily
Alison Dalwood Peruvian Lily
‘Oxeye Daisy’
Oil on canvas
168 x 137cm
2015
£3000
‘Peruvian Lily’
Oil on canvas
168 x 137cm
2015
£3000
‘Purple Poppy’
Oil on canvas
168 x 137cm
2015
£3000
Alison Dalwood Tansy
Alison Dalwood White Valerian
Alison Dalwood Yellow Poppy
‘Tansy’
Oil on canvas
168 x 137cm
2015
£3000
‘White Valerian’
Oil on canvas
168 x 137cm
2015
£3000
‘Yellow Poppy’
Oil on canvas
168 x 137cm
2015
£3000
Alison Dalwood Net Cirtain Berlin
‘Net Curtain Berlin’
Oil on canvas
168 x 137cm
2015
£3000

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biography

Alison Dalwood is a visual artist and senior lecturer in fine art. She has collaborated with galleries internationally and is the recipient of awards from Arts Council, England, taken part in residences at Harcourt Arboretum, University of Oxford and the Institute of New Media in Germany and produced permanent commissions including Time Visible as Moving Light at the University of Ulster.

Although formally different in terms of media, Alison’s projects and exhibitions have closely linked themes. Objective reality is screened or veiled to achieve particular atmospheric, painterly qualities where space, light or objects appear to fade or are partially obscured. She is interested in history and how surfaces hold on to things in often imperceptible, traces and connects this idea with the surface of painting as a sequence of accreted marks. Recent paintings in the series Flora, about the relationship between the viewer’s perception, knowledge and memory of observed wild flowers, suggest botanical watercolours bleached by light and age with subdued colours applied in transparent layers of oil paint. Representing only fragments of reality brings the viewer to focus on the idea of between spaces: the space between the flowers and the background and the negative spaces between stem and flower, which are simultaneously present and absent. This approach to colour, composition and media suggests how memory is fragile and incomplete, storing only partial fragments of experience.

Artist Alison Dalwood has exhibited her work in Zürich, Beijing, Germany and New York. Her paintings have featured in the John Moores and Open West exhibitions. Solo shows include: Nothing from Something, Globe Gallery, Newcastle in 2013, Academia Gallery, Bulgaria and Unwhar Gallery, Berlin. An essay about her artwork and projects is featured in the forthcoming book: Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice, scheduled for publication by Routledge in 2016.