The Isle of Portland opened its doors to showcase local artists last month, so I took the opportunity to sample some of the artist’s work. It was especially nice to see the artists painting, or sculpting, or creating their art as we watched. It was great to talk to the artists and ask about their inspiration and the execution of their work.
I loved the wild garden paintings of Dylan Lloyd, whose paintings of blurry backgrounds with focused foreground flowers conveyed a sense of openness and vitality that you feel in a garden. At the same time his works keep a sense of mystery and I-wonder-where-that-goes through the use of subtle tones and un-outlined shapes. His paintings are often very large and consequently have an immediate impact – a beautiful impression of spring and summer flowers, kept for us to enjoy long after the seasons have withered them.
Like father like daughter : one of my earlier posts showcases the work of Dylan’s daughter, Lily. The inspiration continues 🙂