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Dorset Garden X
Original Floral Painting
Oil Paint on Canvas
Canvas Size: H 100cm x W 80cm x D 3.5cm
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Dorset Garden X is an original contemporary painting by Dylan Lloyd. The bright green, blue and white tones give this work a fresh feeling. Dylan’s works sit particularly well situated near natural light, a sophisticated yet contemporary statement work.
Dylan stated: The Dorset summer garden paintings are a response partly to my emerging garden on the Isle of Portland
planted a year ago and elements of gardens I have visited this year. They are not topographical responses but contain plant combinations that create depth and contrasts in softness, tone and colour. The space that the change in focus creates is important, giving a feeling of both looking out onto a garden as well as suggesting the view through a camera lens and a desire to record a memory. The balance between a suggestion of a photographic image and the painterly surface allows the work to be seen in two contrasting ways but importantly they are paintings and the ‘painterly’ brush marked surface confirms this.
Dylan Lloyd was born in Gravesend, Kent in 1972 and studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art. His studio and garden are located on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. Garden’s have been the major focus for his work for 15 years. His paintings are a documentation of growth, change and development of the direct world around him. Their connection with photography is important; the exaggerated depth of field and pixilated elements of the work are reminiscent of photography and carry associations with the recording of time and history. The seemingly exaggerated photographic surface is balanced with a painterly response that suggest a lasting memory of a place rather than merely direct representation. Dylan’s interest in gardens and plants extend to design, film and photography and he has produced work in response to his own garden as well as other contemporary and traditional gardens across the south of England and northern France.