Artist/ Becky Dodds

Bath, United Kingdom

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Becky Dodds

Becky Dodds

I am a painter. /

introduction

I am a painter interested in the landscape both in macrocosm and microcosm. My passion and understanding of the landscape is of paramount importance. Interested in how we view the land and how our interaction with it makes us feel, my paintings possess an ambiguity with is held between figurative and abstract. My work is ephemeral. I attempt to capture the transient nature of the land by working quite intuitively; adapting the paint, through the addition of mediums, in order to change the performance of the material and create varying surface qualities. I feel passionately that for a viewer to connect with a subject, an artist should leave out as much as they put in to a painting. This allows the viewer to have a more tacit relationship with the canvas and in my case with the land.

I am a painter who is interested in the landscape both in macrocosm and microcosm. My own passion and understanding of the landscape is of paramount importance and primarily comes from my experiences of being within it. Interested in how we view the land and how our interaction with it makes us feel, my paintings possess an ambiguity with is held between the figurative and the abstract. My work is ephemeral. I attempt to capture the transient nature of the land. I’m focusing more on our emotional attachment or responses to the land. This often requires me to focus on incidental elements of the land. Capturing a sense of the land requires me to often work quite intuitively; adapting the paint, through the addition of mediums, in order to change the performance of the material. I am as fascinated by the behavioural characteristics of paint as I am in the painting process – the reactions of different materials to create the varying surface qualities upon the canvas. For this relationship to take hold I am required to control only aspects of the making process such a tone and palette; leaving intuition to play its part. Light has always played a major part in my work. Light can affect colour and tone, but also it can illuminate as well as block out our view. Colour is extremely important, playing with light/space and sensation. I feel passionately that for a viewer to connect with a subject, an artist should leave out as much as they put in to a painting. This allows the viewer to have a more tacit relationship with the canvas and in my case with the land.

What's Happening

Showcase

06/06/2014 - 06/15/2014

Degree Show

Role:

Exhibitor

Location:

Bath Spa University, Sion Hill Campus, Sion Hill Place, Bath, BA1 5SF

Showcase

07/03/2014 - Present

What Came First?

Role:

Exhibitor

Location:

Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6OR

Education / Qualifications

09/13/2010 - 06/25/2011

University College Falmouth

Qualification:

UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Location:

Falmouth

Education / Qualifications

09/26/2011 - 07/16/2014

Bath Spa University

Qualification:

BA (Hons) Fine Art

Location:

Bath

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Work Availability

Available for

Freelance