Lindy Dunbar BA Hons Cert Ed.
Based in Sussex, I paint and draw directly from life celebrating the individuality, dynamism, curves and shapes in the moving and motionless human form. I use varied materials such as paint, ink, charcoal and pastel on canvas or paper. Each medium has a particular excitement and the quality of marks and colour palette is of paramount importance.
Dancers, acrobats and performers are often the basis of my work as they move before me, and its a pleasure to share in their creative process. There is never more than a brief moment of stillness as even when the performers are briefly holding their position, the rope or trapeze still maintains energy and life or the dancers move on. I have to grasp what I see, capturing the serendipity of the fleeting tensions as they emerge and disappear. I strive to give the appearance that the figure has only just arrived and could get up and move away at any moment, even in a longer pose.
Lindy Dunbar BA Hons Cert Ed
2022 Birley Centre, Eastbourne solo show
2022 Härke Konstcenter Gallery, Sweden.
2021 ‘Lindy Dunbar & Joseph Davey’ Crypt Gallery, Seaford.
2021 John Lewis prints of my paintings since 2009
2021 Artist of the Month Drawing Cabaret Couture
2021 Emerging Artists Platform online
2021 Nicholas Bowlby Fine Art Dealer
2021 Visiting life drawing tutor for Eastbourne College since 2013
2021 Life drawing tutor, ongoing
2020 Östersund to Sussex Refigured, Star Brewery Gallery, online
2020 Affordable Art Fair. London since 2015
2019 Solo show, GNT Gallery, Eastbourne
2019 Eastbourne College, Rambert’s annual residency since 2012
2018 Solo show, Birley Centre, Eastbourne
2018 Pelham House, Lewes & 2017
2017 Star Group, Lewes House, Lewes
2016 Östersund-Sussex, Hop Gallery,Lewes 2016,2014,2012
2016 Solo show, Birley Centre, Eastbourne
2016 Solo show, Da Vinci Gallery, Eastbourne
2015 Works on Paper Art Fair. Science Museum, London
2015 Hop Gallery, Lewes, group shows since 2008
2014 Nicholas Bowlby Christmas Show. Chelsea
2013 Catharine Miller Gallery. London
2013 Spring Fair Battersea
2012 Artist-in-residence. Crypt Gallery, Seaford,
2010 Dieppe Art Fair
2006 Salon de Refuse Exhibition. Dulwich
2006 Llewelyn Gallery. London & 2005
BA Hons Open University, studying History of Art 2003
Certificate in Education Birmingham University [Art & Music] 1971
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