The Isles Of Colour The Isles Of Colour

O3 Gallery Oxford


Opening times: Tue-Fri 12-5pm; Sat & Sun 11am -4pm;
Closed Monday

The Isles of Colour is an exhibition of work that celebrates the beauty and variety of the landscape of the British Isles and Ireland by Oxfordshire artist Anna Dillon. From the windswept and breath-taking shores of the Hebrides to the green and rolling hills of West Ireland, The Isles of Colours presents a visual feast of colour with some familiar Oxfordshire landscapes contributing to the collection.

Anna’s practice and paintings are grounded in notions of landscape and place; her passion for walking and hiking expressed in the undulating contours of her meticulously crafted topographies. Traversing counties across the UK and Ireland, Anna’s paintings document the contours of ancient and natural landscapes such as the Uffington White Horse Hill and Wittenham Clumps. In this her work echoes and is influenced by 20th century British landscape painting characterised by the work of Paul and John Nash, John Piper and Peter Lanyon, whilst her evocation of pattern in natural forms reflects the influence of contemporary land artist Richard Long. Her exuberant use of colour calls to mind the bold and dramatic work of Friedrich Hundertwasser.

 “As a painter I have developed my style using bold and strong colour which reflect the form, contours and light of the land. I paint with thin layers of oil paints, built up gradually and slowly. This technique produces a rich deep colour.”
Anna Dillon

Anna has exhibited extensively across the South of England and her works can be found in private collections across the world from Australia to Finland.

Read the press release here

Read and download the exhibition catalogue here

Click here to explore a digital map of Anna's painting journey across the British Isles

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