New Work This Spring – Dawn Stacey

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Dawn Stacey is a new Artist at Churchgate Gallery, and we are very excited to be exhibiting her work.


Motifs of flora, fauna and landscape are layered to create immersive, dreamlike canvases.  Each painting has a sense of narrative, telling the story of a journey through a landscape inspired by walks, and the diversity of wildlife in her favorite spots to reflect on new ideas for her paintings.

Dawns paintings have a strong sense of design and pattern, with finely observed details and purity of composition. She uses layer upon layer of collage and acrylic paint to build up a richly decorative surface, evocative of aged worn frescoes or tapestries. The imagery she uses is a combination of gathered objects, memories and the atmosphere of a particular place, creating a final painting that captures the essence of a time and place.



Dawn has worked as a professional artist for over 25 years, originally studying textile design and graduating with an MA in Illustration from Brighton University.


Dawn has exhibited widely across the UK in galleries and at London and Bristol affordable art fairs. Her work has been published as greetings cards with Woodmansterne and as prints for John Lewis. Her sought after paintings are widely collected, and appear in public collections including the Brighton Hospital Trust and St Wildrid’s Hospice. She also regularly donates work to Chestnut Tree House charity auctions.

See Dawn Stacey’s Work

Visit us in our Porlock gallery to see Dawn’s original painting, or view the paintings online.  All of the paintings are eligible to be purchased using Own Art, an Arts Council funded scheme that allows you to spread the cost of contemporary Art. Find out more about Own Art >

Frozen Moment by Dawn Stacey original acrylic on canvas
Frozen Moment by Dawn Stacey


“There is a rich and diverse population of wildlife in the local nature reserve where I walk my dogs everyday. The reserve includes mallards, herons, moorhens, swans and pond life within its landscape. Reflections on the water, mist, frozen leaves, golden light or cracked ice may conjure up ideas for a painting while I’m out walking absorbing the atmosphere and surroundings.” 

Capturing the Moment by Dawn Stacey original acrylic on canvas
Capturing the Moment by Dawn Stacey










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