Fermoy Gallery, St George's Guildhall, King Street, King's Lynn
Until 15 October 2021
An exhibition of new works by Alison Dunhill painted around King’s Lynn and along the River Great Ouse during and in response to lockdown
The quiet and calm of our local landscape, so much more peaceful during the past year’s lockdown, has been an inspiration for King’s Lynn artist Alison Dunhill. Her latest collection of paintings, evoking the diversity of the natural world and the tidal flow of the river, will be shown at the Fermoy Gallery in October.
“Landscape painting is at the core of my practice as an artist” she says. “Indeed it’s my love of the Norfolk land that persuaded me to move to King’s Lynn 20 years ago.
“In lockdown it wasn’t practicable for me to work in my Hanse House studio, and I found time for long walks along the River Great Ouse, discovering secret green banks inaccessible by car.
“The urge to paint directly onto canvas at the scene, in response to the landscape, became intense.”
The exhibition, Lockdown Landscape, runs from 1st to 15th October, and is part of the King’s Lynn Festival Fringe.
Alison has written more about being an artist in lockdown in Now This: Reflections on Our Arts and Cultures (ed. Patricia Borlenghi, Patrician Press, Manningtree, 2021, ISBN 9781838 059804).
Alison Dunhill trained in Fine Art at Reading University under Sir Terry Frost and Rita Donagh. She has exhibited frequently in Norfolk and London, and has had studios in Rio de Janeiro, Florence, Andalucia and Provence. Her work is in collections around the world. She is also a published poet and art historian.
Contact: Roger Bilder
07976 761871 firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of Alison’s new work that is exhibited at the Fermoy in October can be previewed (privately) at https://www.alisondunhill.com/paintings15.php (click on the thumbnails).