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Dawn Beckles

Dawn Beckles is a contemporary mixed media artist living and working in London. She studied BA Design at London Metropolitan University.

Dawn Beckles’ interpretation of the classic still life is unparalleled in her use of vibrant colour and contemporary settings depicted alongside her reoccurring subject matter; the exotic flora inspired by her native Barbados. A mixed media artist specialising in painting, collage and printing, Dawn frequently parallels found images of man-made beauty with those of the natural world. The philosophy underlying Dawn’s body of work is to celebrate the intimate relationship between an item and its owner by illuminating the context in which it is presented.

What inspires your work as an artist?

My work is inspired by childhood memories of Barbados and daily experiences.

Who are your biggest influences?

Mikalene Thomas, Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Madeleine Pyk

What does your work mean to you?

My work is a means of communicating my experiences and how they affect me and those around me.

What techniques do you use?

I’m a mixed media artist specialising in combining painting, collage and screen printing.

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