The paintings by Dion Salvador Lloyd are powerful and emotional responses to landscapes and seascapes, not capturing landmarks or recognisable features but recording the atmosphere, mood and experience of a place. Accompanying this new body of work are ceramics by Sarah Purvey which have a similar intention to Dion's paintings and are landscape-based vessels constructed with a raw and muted palette.
‘Dion Salvador Lloyd’s paintings are music made visual; marks and colours are interwoven in rhythms and melodies, lifting and carrying you into them, making the hairs on your neck stand up. These landscapes are not planned or site-specific but emerge out of a journey through paint, intuitive descriptions built by worked layers that reveal and conceal. They are atmospheres, energized and charged, they move and sway as the wind blows through them and takes our breath away' Sam Lock, 2015.