Dawn Finn

About Dawn

I am an artist and maker of prints living and working in Highgate Village, North London. I arrived in ‘swinging’ London in the late 60’s to attend a textile degree course at Central School of Art and Design. Once there, I just knew I had found my spiritual home. On leaving Central I continued to freelance mainly for the European market, selling extensively to Liberty’s, Cacharel and Rasch. I then took up a design position at the John Lewis Display Studios, London. On leaving John Lewis I started lecturing part time on a Foundation Art course. During this time I also setup and oversaw various private companies. In recent years, I have returned to my first love of fine art printing.

Email | dawn@dawnfinn.london

Website | dawnfinn.london

Tel | 07766 151 313


My Work

My images are essentially decorative, abstract pieces. That said, they often have tenuous links to figurative, real-world situations. The emotional elements of these images rely heavily on my passion for recurring colour palettes. These palettes are influenced both by my love of the natural world and modern, urban environments. Some pieces relying heavily on flat expansive areas of colour alone, whilst others are augmented by layers of texture and free hand mark making. All are inspired by my interest in the mundane, random, atrophy of the world around me.

I love colour its uses and excuses, the layering of it and the tricks it plays on the eye. Please take the time to look at more of my work and feel free to contact me or follow me on my social media channels.

Exhibitions

  • 54 THE GALLERY ​, Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QX - 29th November 2020 to 6th December 2020
  • BURGH HOUSE​, New End Square, London NW3 1LT - 29th September 2020 to 4th October 2020
  • EAST FINCHLEY OPEN HOUSE, London - July 2020 (postponed)
  • OFF SHOOT GALLERY, London - April 2020 (postponed)
  • IAS, London - April 2020 (postponed)
  • ART AT THE VIEW, London - November 2019 to February 2020
  • IAS, London - October 2019
  • MAKERS OF THE MILL, London - September 2019
  • PHOENIX CINEMA, London - April 2019
  • BARBICAN, London - March 2019
  • HLSI, London - February 2019
  • STEPHENS HOUSE, London - February 2019
  • REGENERATION EXHIBITION, London - May 2017
  • 54 THE GALLERY, London - August 2017
  • THE GRANGE GALLERY, Rottingdean - May 2017
  • ICE HOUSE GALLERY, London - April 2017
  • MAKERS OF THE MILL, London - September 2016
  • EAST FINCHLEY OPEN, London - June 2016
  • PARALLAX, London - July 2016
  • RUSKIN GALLERY, London - April 2016
  • BRENTWOOD ROAD GALLERY, London - March 2016
  • HIGHGATE LITERARY & SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY, London - February 2016
  • MAKERS OF THE MILL, London - September 2014
  • 54 THE GALLERY, London - September 2013
  • MAKERS OF THE MILL, London - September 2013

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