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Dion Salvador Lloyd

Artist Biography

Dion Salvador Lloyd is a contemporary British painter, known predominantly for his landscapes. All around him in his home and his studio are scattered remnants and objects collected from places he has been and journeys he has taken, sources of inspiration and insights into his nature. Dion is drawn to the history of natural things, their stories and mysteries. He is driven by this connection with the world around him, using painting as a way of telling us who he is, expressing those elusive things that can’t be put into words.

Artist Statement

“To see them is to feel them, they go in through the eyes but aim for the soul” 

Dion Salvador Lloyd’s works are not pictures of places but rather the atmosphere and sense of place made physical; marks are not made to describe but to elicit and emote, to forge connection.  The paintings are invitations to travel and dream, full of suggestions and familiarity, we have been here before.  

Lloyd’s studio is energized by its content. He surrounds himself with sensory inspiration, bleached animal skulls, found and collected objects, constant music, in an attempt to find the state of mind and the creative space within where his painting can flow.  He is driven by intuition, each painting an unplanned journey, an exploration of horizon and the interplay between earth and sky but more so a celebration of the physicality of paint and surface.  The surface of these oil paintings are untamed, highly worked and layered, difficult to look away from, magnetic in tone and colour and leading into mysterious yet beautiful micro worlds and solid air.

The animator Jan Svankmajer is inspired by the notion that objects conceal within themselves the events they have witnessed; Lloyds paintings apply this to place.  These are 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.

Selected Exhibitions 

FUTURE EXHIBITIONS

Nov      2019                         Christmas Open House - Brighton

Nov      2019                         Tatha Gallery - Winter Exhibition - Newport on Tay Scotland (Group Show)

Nov      2019                         Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) - Mall Galleries - London (Shortlisted)

Nov      2019                         ING Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries - London (Invited Artist from John Penrose)

May     2020                         Open House/Studio -Brighton Festival (20th Year)            

June     2020                         Horsham Museum & Art Gallery - Retrospective Solo Show

Sept     2020                         Northcote Gallery - London (Solo Show)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Oct       2018                         AndelliArt ‘Landscapes’ - Wells Somerset

Sept     2018                         Northcote Gallery Battersea - ‘Perfume Garden’- London

Sept     2017                         Northcote Gallery Battersea - ‘First Light of Day’ - London

Sept     2016                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Atlas’ Mayfair - London

June     2016                         Denise Yapp Contemporary Art - ‘Foreign Lands - Monmouth - Wales

Nov      2015                         David Simon Contemporary - ‘Hallowed Ground’ - Bath

Jan        2015                        Northcote Gallery Chelsea - ‘Motherland’ - London

Nov      2014                         Saffron Gallery - ‘Earth & Blood’ - Battle

Sept     2014                         Denise Yapp Contemporary Art - ‘Romancing Nature’ - Monmouth - Wales

Feb       2014                        Wall Projects - ‘The sea is here in me’ - Montrose, Scotland

June     2013                        Northcote Gallery - ‘Beneath The Surface’ - London

Mar      2013                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Open House’ - Hove

May     2010                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Hemisphere’ Mayfair, London

May     2009                         Naked Eye Gallery - ‘New Work’ - Hove

Sept     2009                         Northcote Gallery Chelsea - ‘New Work’ - London

April     2008                         Northcote Gallery Battersea - ‘Chrysalides’ - London

April     2007                         Northcote Gallery Battersea - ‘Paradiso’ - London

April     2006                        Northcote GalleryBattersea - ‘Driftwood’ - London

May     2001– 2019           Open House/Studio - Brighton Festival

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Aug      2019                         Artwave Open Studio - IDA Contemporary - Ringmer

June     2019                         Andelli Art ‘Perfectly Formed’ Wells - Somerset

May     2019                         Worthing Museum & Art Gallery - ‘Collected & Conserved’

Mar      2019                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Spring’ - Surrey Hills

Feb       2019                         The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition - Mall Galleries - London

Nov      2018                         ING Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries  - London

Aug      2018                         Discerning Eye Collection - Guildford House Gallery - Guildford

Aug      2018                         Summer Exhibition - Campden Gallery - Chipping Campden

Aug      2018                         Artwave Open Studio - IDA Contemporary - Ringmer

Mar      2018                         Royal Society of British Artists - Mall Galleries - London

Jan        2018                         ‘AWinter Landscape’ - Highgate Contemporary - London

Nov      2017                         ING Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries - London

Oct       2017                         Royal Ulster Academy (RUA) - 136th Annual Exhibition - Belfast, Ireland

Oct       2017                         Affordable Art Fair -London with Northcote Gallery

Aug      2017                         Shortlisted For The National Open Art Prize

Aug      2017                         Artwave Open Studio - IDA Contemporary - Ringmer

June     2017                         Wall Projects - ‘Catterline Impressions’ - Montrose Scotland

Mar      2017                         Andelli Art ‘Ground’ - Wells Somerset

Jan        2017                        London Art Fair - with Edgar Modern

Jan        2017                        Edgar Modern - Winter Show - Bath

Nov      2016                         ING Discerning Eye - Mail Galleries - London

Oct       2016                         Affordable Art Fair - Londonwith Edgar Modern

Oct       2016                         Royal West of England Academy (RWA) – Bristol

Oct       2016                         Triforium Former Discerning Eye Prizewinner’s - London

June     2016                         Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead, London with Jamm Gallery

Feb       2016                         Highgate Contemporary Art - ‘Natures Observatory’ - London

Feb       2016                         Workson Paper Fair - London (David Simon Contemporary)

Dec       2015                         Wall Projects - ‘Apricity’ - Montrose, Scotland

Nov      2015                         Denise Yapp Contemporary Art - ‘Winter Show’ - Monmouth, Wales

Nov      2015                         ING Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries - London

Oct       2015                         Gallery Art Veritas - ‘New’ - Gothenburg, Sweden

Oct       2015                         Royal West of England Academy (RWA) - Bristol

Oct       2015                         Affordable Art Fair - London with Northcote Gallery

Aug      2015                         Belgravia Gallery -‘Summer Show’ - London

June     2015                         Royal Academy (RA) - ‘Summer Exhibition’ - London

Feb       2015                        LynnPainter-Stainers Prize - Mall Galleries - London

Nov      2014                         ING Discerning Eye - Mail Galleries - London

Oct       2014                         Affordable Art Fair-  London with Northcote Gallery

Oct       2014                         Royal West of England Academy (RWA) - Bristol

Oct       2014                         Dulwich Picture Gallery - ‘60th Open Exhibition’ - London

Aug      2014                         Shortlisted For The National Open Art Prize

June     2014                         Royal Academy (RA) ‘Summer Exhibition’ - London

Jan        2014                        Royal Cambrian Academy (RCA) - Conwy. North Wales

Nov      2013                         Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Nov      2013                         Royal West of England Academy (RWA) - Bristol

Nov      2013                         ING Discerning Eye - Mail Galleries - London

Nov      2013                         Denise Yapp Contemporary Art - ‘Winter Show’ - Monmouth, Wales

Nov      2013                         Cambridge City Art Fair - with Northcote Gallery

Oct       2013                         Affordable Art Fair - London with Northcote Gallery

Oct       2013                         Strata Art Fair - London with Northcote Gallery

July       2013                        Denise Yapp Contemporary Art - ‘Summer Show’ - Monmouth, Wales

June     2013                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Abstract Show’ - London (3 people show)

Mar      2013                         Denise Yapp Contemporary Art - ‘New to You’ - Monmouth, Wales

Dec       2012                         Medici Gallery - ‘Art For All’ - London

Dec       2012                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Winter Exhibition’ - London

Oct       2012                         Royal West of England Academy (RWA) - Bristol

Aug      2012                         Belgravia Gallery ‘SummerShow’ - London

June     2012                         McAllisterThomas Fine Art - ‘Changing Landscapes’ - Surrey

June     2012                         Hadfield Fine Art - ‘Summer Exhibition’ - Cheltenham

May     2012                         Josie Eastwood Fine Art - ‘Spring Show’ - Winchester

April     2012                         Affordable Art Fair - New York

Mar      2012                         Glasgow Art Fair

Mar      2012                         McAllister Thomas Fine Art - ‘Passion For The Sea’ - Surrey

Jan        2012                         Affordable Art Fair - Los Angeles - with Store Street Gallery

Dec       2011                         Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) - Mall Galleries - London

Dec       2011                         Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) - Birmingham

Oct       2011                         Royal West of England Academy (RWA) - Bristol

Oct       2011                         Art London - Northcote Gallery - Chelsea, London

Nov      2011                         ING Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries - London

Nov      2011                         Edinburgh Art Fair - Corn Exchange

June     2011                         Royal Academy (RA) ‘Summer Exhibition’ - London

Feb       2011                         20/21 International Art Fair - London

Oct       2010                         FineArt Asia, Hong Kong - Belgravia Gallery

Oct       2010                         Affordable Art Fair - London

Feb       2010                         Brussels Art Fair - Northcote Gallery

Dec       2009                         Belgravia Gallery ‘Christmas Exhibition’- London

Nov      2009                         ING Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries - London

Oct       2009                         Affordable Art Fair – London

Aug      2009                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Summer Show’ - London

June     2009                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Abstraction’ - London

May     2009                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Contemporary Landscape’ - London

Dec       2008                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Christmas Exhibition’ - London

Oct       2008                         Affordable Art Fair - London  

Sept     2008                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Rising Stars’ - London                              

Dec       2007                         Belgravia Gallery - ‘Christmas Exhibition’ - London

Nov      2007                         ING Discerning Eye - Mall Galleries - London

Nov      2007                         Edinburgh Art Fair - Corn Exchange

Oct       2007                         Affordable Art Fair - London

Sept     2007                         Brighton Art Fair - Corn Exchange

July       2007                         Northcote Gallery Chelsea - London

May     2007                         Affordable Art Fair - Bristol

April     2007                         Chelsea Art Fair - London  

Nov      2006                         Edinburgh Art Fair - Corn Exchange

Sept     2006                         Brighton Art Fair - Corn Exchange

July       2006                        Northcote Gallery Battersea - London

Oct       2005                         Northcote GalleryBattersea - London                  

Oct       2004                         NorthcoteGallery Chelsea - London

  

AWARDS/PRIZES

 Nov      2015                        Chairman’s Purchase Prize ING Discerning Eye

May     2015                         Winner of ‘Best Artists Open House’, Brighton Festival

May     2013/14                  Shortlisted for ‘Best Artists Open House’, Brighton Festival

Dec       2011                         Aesthetica Creative Works Finalist

  

TELEVISION/RADIO

June     2010                         Radio Reverb ‘Earth Boots’

April     2005                         Channel 4 Documentary ‘life begins again’

 

 SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

Nov      2018                         Daily Telegraph

Oct       2018                         Somerset Life

Dec       2015                         Country Life

Nov      2015                         Bath Chronicle

Nov      2015                         The Bath Magazine

Mar      2014                         Aspect County

May     2014                         Home For Now (Joanne Thornhill)

Jan        2012                        Aesthetica Creative Works Annual

July     2011                         Artof England

April     2011                         Sussex Life

Sept     2010                         25 Beautiful Homes

June     2010                         Art of England

Sept     2009                         Battersea Exclusive

May     2009                         Absolute Brighton

Nov      2008                         Art Of England

Nov      2007                         Homes and Gardens

May     2007                         Absolute London

Mar      2007                         Homes and Gardens

May     2006                         AbsoluteLondon

April     2005                         DevonToday

June     2003                        BBC Good Homes                              

 

 

COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS

 Christ’s Hospital Museum – Horsham

Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

Worthing Museum & ArtGallery

Discerning Eye Collection -London

Candy & Candy - London

CB Hillier Parker - London

Coxbridge Enterprise Centre -Farnham Surrey

L.A. Animal Services - LosAngeles

Mar-Con Group - Finland

McCann Relationship MarketingWorldwide - New York

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter - London

Sankyo Seiko Co Ltd - HongKong