EMMA DUNBAR at BESIDE THE WAVE GALLERY

Quiet Afternoon in the Harbour, acrylic on board, 46 x 76 cm, Emma Dunbar, £1995

Here’s a message from local gallery BESIDE THE WAVE about their latest exhibition:

‘Emma Dunbar: Home & Further Away’
Beside the Wave London, 41 Chalcot Road, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8LS
15th – 25th August 2015

Known for her vivid representations of the everyday, Emma Dunbar graduated in 1984 with a BA (hons) in Fine Art Printmaking from West Surrey College of Art and Design; training still evident in her use of blocks of flat colour as well as the process of scratching through surfaces to reveal pre-laid colours underneath.

Talking about her work, Emma says “What excites me about making pictures is trying to capture the essence of a place, a feeling, a thing. I am attracted to vivid colours and the decorative qualities in everyday objects. I enjoy rearranging my ingredients, for instance moving all the red boats on the beach next to the pink tractor for a stronger effect. Birds, shells, flowers and fish might be placed against true landmarks as focal points. My pictures are therefore more atmospheric than literal.”

“My aim is to end up with my gathered ingredients – glimpses of journeys, patterns from familiar settings and objects collected along the way – converging to create an image that communicates the richness of the original source of inspiration.”

Emma Dunbar’s work has been exhibited throughout the UK, including in solo and group shows in Beside the Wave’s Falmouth Gallery since 2007. ‘Home & Further Away’ will be the first special collection of work by Emma Dunbar to be shown in Beside the Wave’s new Primrose Hill space and a fantastic opportunity for London art lovers to find out more about this artist who has built a strong following in the South West in particular.

Admission free. For up-to-date opening hours, please visit the gallery’s website: http://www.beside-the-wave.co.uk

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