“Living near the south of England’s coastline and close to the river Stour in Dorset has given me the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the land and sea of this area, many of my paintings are directly inspired by these views, concentrating on the colour, light and atmosphere, especially observing the intense colours at sunrise and sunset, translating my emotional response onto canvas, giving the viewer an insight into my unique interpretation of the landscape, and a sense of my own personal connection with the subject”, says Stella Dunkley when talking about her inspiration.
What we like about Turquoise Shore II, our ‘Artwork of the Week’, is the colour, the texture and the atmospheric feel, inviting the viewers to lose themselves in the picture and take it all in through all their senses.
From Turner to contemporary art, seascapes have had a long tradition in British arts due to the spectacular coastlines that surround our island and to the close relationship between man and the sea.
Stella Dunkley’s seascapes are spectacular and atmospheric, capturing a variety of facets: calm sea, sunset by the sea, the sun rising from the sea, storms on the sea, or a walk on the beach. Created mainly in oil and mixed media on canvas, her artworks are like a journal of the ever changing sea views.