“The Summer Salon embodies Islington Arts Factory’s ethos of creating an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome to participate, and providing a launch pad for local and emerging talent,” says Eleanor Pearce, IAF’s Art Director. “The idea for the show grew from French salons where people would meet to discuss the arts and exchange ideas. During the Salon we will be promoting formal and informal discussions about contemporary art themes”.
Exhibition: 10th June – 1st July 2016
Private View: 10th June 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London N7 0SF
The Dawn Has A Lot To Offer
98 x 98 cm (framed) oil on board
About this painting: I photographed the dawn on my phone over a six month period. There is always time for a photograph, no matter how late I'm running. The photos were taken between shampoo and eyeliner, creaking wardrobe door and flurry of garments.
The dawn began to infiltrate my dreams until I was wholly imbued with the spirit of night turning to day. This feeling is the raw material for my painting.
This is one of the photographs I took of the dawn whilst I was making the painting. I have never seen the sun do that before, or since ...