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About Dawn Beckles

Born:

1981 in St Michaels, Barbados

Lives and Works:

London, United Kingdom

Education:

BA Design, (John Cass School of Art) London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom, 2011

About the artist

Dawn Beckles’ interpretation of the classic still life is unparalleled in her use of vibrant colour and contemporary settings depicted alongside her reoccurring subject matter, the exotic flora inspired by her native Barbados. It is in Dawn’s painting that one will find high fashion, bespoke interiors and objets d’art elegantly juxtaposed with orchids, birds of paradise and livistona painted from her private collection.
The philosophy underlying Dawn’s body of work is to celebrate the intimate relationship between an item and its owner by illuminating the context in which it is presented. Her process, whether constructing an elaborately furnished roomscape or the study of an austere clay pot draped with crocosmia, requires the layout to evolve intuitively before applying her extensive technical skill and range to bring her vision for each work of art to fruition.

Need to know

  • Dawn paints colourful still lifes and abstracts that often incorporate pattern.
  • The artist has a studio space at Wimbledon Art Studios.
  • These are fresh contemporary pieces that would sit well in any modern space.
Izzy Proby

The Insider Izzy Proby says:

"I love Dawn's work. Pulling together imagery and patters her unique compositions are very impressive. Documenting the day-to-day life Dawn's pieces are beautiful and elegant. I particularly enjoy the blocks of colour and emotion in her work."

Dawn Beckles

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