Artists Paula Dunn

The weather and its impact on the landscape plays a significant part in my work. I like to play with combinations of colours, textures and expressive marks to create mood, atmosphere, drama.

When I start a painting I have no end point in mind. I paint intuitively, focusing first on the desire to work with particular colours. This experimental part of the process is like building the foundations of the painting. Layering colour and texture through mark making. Adding glazes to create depth and atmosphere.

At times my landscapes are almost abstracted. There is a point in the process where the painting will trigger a memory of a place and suggest a particular direction. At this point the development of the painting is more considered and I may draw on sketches as well as the memories and the feelings of a place to refine the composition.

Over the last ten years Paula has developed her studio practice, incorporating new techniques as she continues to develop her skills and expertise. Paula has developed workshops which introduce people to the joy of working in oils and has coached artists who want to further develop their creative practice.

Paulas paintings are now owned across the world. Paula's work has been featured in book designs and she is a contributing artist to the award winning Waymaking – an anthology of prose, poetry and artwork by women who are inspired by the landscape.