The work of Dawn Phillips is inspired by the intense colours she sees in nature. The kaleidoscope of azure, aquamarine, turquoise, indigo, violet, viridian, cobalt, madder lake and burnt umber that is her world, is reflected in Dawn’s paintings and other work.
Dawn Phillips considers drawing and painting as an integral part of her as a person. She says: “In fact, I could map out my journey through life by the artistic offerings saved by members of my family! Each piece says something about me and evokes wonderful memories of past times. The paintings on my own walls are of plants and flowers in my garden that I did as my children played around me, I could never part with them, they represent the very best of memories.”
More recently Dawn started creating lampwork jewellery: “It was colour once again, that drew me to working with glass. My glass journey began in Cyprus one summer when I started stringing endless combinations of coloured beads to make necklaces and bracelets. Very soon I couldn’t find the beads or colours to match the pictures in my mind so I took some lessons in lampworking. From the very first I was totally hooked! The rhythm of heating, winding and shaping molten glass is a deeply introspective path of self discovery.”
The exhibition Pastels and Lampwork Jewellery will start on Saturday the 7th of August at 2PM with an informal opening during which you can meet the artist, join us for a glass and enjoy the atmosphere. The show runs until the 2th of September.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm and by appointment.
From August 7th to September 2nd 2010
At Forza 9
2 Andreas Lardou Street
Polis Chrysochous, Paphos 8820, Cyprus