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Dion Salvador Lloyd

Dion Salvador Lloyd has exhibited at prestigious selected exhibitions including at all 8 British academies: The Royal Academy in London (RA), Royal West of England Academy in Bristol (RWA), Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBS), Royal Scottish Academy (RSA), Royal Cambrian Academy in Wales (RCA), and the Royal Ulster Academy in Belfast (RUA). In 2015 he was awarded the Chairman's Purchase Prize at the ING Discerning Eye and his work has been published in numerous magazines including BBC Good Homes, Homes and Gardens, and Sussex Life.

Lloyd paints spaces that have accumulated memories which they are communicating back to us, memory buried in painting. His palette is specific, the tones poetic of the past, ephemeral and permanent at the same time, the timeless landscape and the fleeting memory. They suggest the river that always flows, the sea that always crashes, the wind that blows, time that passes, a world turning, storms brewing. These are spaces where we have walked, layers of footprints, places where lives have been lived. They are universal not site-specific, encouraging us to consider the energies of the natural world rather than the appearance of a particular place. They are both paintings and containers, full to the brim, energized and charged by their vibrancy and animation; they move, breathe, whisper, sing. To see them is to feel them, they go in through the eyes but aim for the soul. "I think 'suggestive' would be an accurate description of my work. I refer to nature again and again, however I like to remove anything recognisable and leave just the colour, trace and mood of the landscape, allowing the viewer to interpret a painting and experience their own particular response to it. Ultimately I want to make work people can fall into." Dion Salvador Lloyd