Paula Dunn is a Yorkshire based artist whose atmospheric paintings are inspired by the dramatic northern landscapes of Britain. She currently works from her home studio which is based in the beautiful, inspiring World Heritage village of Saltaire, West Yorkshire. Paula has exhibited widely with galleries in the north of England in both mixed and solo shows and she is looking forward to her first residency this year at Burton Agnes Hall in East Yorkshire.
Paula is fascinated by light, colours, textures and shades; she enjoys experimenting with techniques such as impasto, the use of palette knives, and the application of glazes. Over the years as she has worked to develop the themes of landscape and her understanding of what this term incorporates, she finds that her range has broadened leading her towards images of landscapes, including urban landscapes and seascapes, that may be viewed as less than strictly representational.
In representing landscapes the influence of the weather on the image cannot be overstated: the primacy of light and how it falls and shifts across the subject, and in doing so, the way this changes how we view the subject, is one of the most essential elements of what Paula is trying to capture.