Eve V Dawson

Eve V Dawson, originally hailing from Devon, finds her artistic expression primarily in acrylics, although her creative arsenal extends to include graphite, oil pastels, inks, and chalk. Eve’s artistic journey has been a dynamic one; she initially painted in an abstract intuitive style. However, since the first COVID lockdown, she has felt a profound shift in her artistic vision. Finding solace and inspiration in the Hampshire countryside during uncertain times, Eve sought to pay homage to her surroundings in her work. Yet, she also felt compelled to infuse her paintings with an undercurrent of human fragility, reflecting the tumultuousness of those times.

While capturing the beauty of the chalk and flint meadows, Eve steers away from producing mere “pretty” paintings, instead incorporating a hint of restlessness. Within the realm of acrylics, she employs a technique of layering smooth coats of paint to establish a foundational harmony. Yet, it is the subsequent application of brushstrokes that infuses her artwork with an undeniable energy, revealing the vibrant layers beneath. Towards completion, she integrates graphite and oil pastel to deepen texture and add complexity, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the multi-dimensional nature of her subjects.

Through her artistic process, Eve endeavors to cultivate a profound emotional connection within the observer, encouraging them to explore the duality inherent in our surroundings. The interplay of light and dark, certainty and uncertainty, forms a visual narrative that resonates with the complexities of the human experience. Ultimately, her aspiration is to capture the essence of the natural world, employing it as a reflective canvas to illuminate the intricate tapestry of our lives.