Dawn Stacey originally studied textile design and later graduated with an MA illustration. She has since painted professionally for over 25 years and exhibited widely throughout the UK. Paintings have been bought for Brighton Hospital Trust and St.Wilfrids Hospice.
The rich diverse population of wildlife in nature reserves, lakes and woodlands inform her work, reflections, frozen leaves, cracked ice or golden light may conjure up ideas for a piece. Paintings are built of layers of acrylic paint on canvas developing textured surfaces incorporating detailed imagery from nature. The final piece is intended to capture an essence of a place with an air of mystery.