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Lindy Dunbar & Joseph Davey

Östersund to Sussex Refigured

18th May-31th May

Lindy Dunbar


To share this online show with my son Joseph is a very special experience. We have exhibited together before and its always interesting to see the link between our work even though our styles are so different.


Based in Sussex, I paint and draw directly from life celebrating the individuality, dynamism, curves and shapes in the moving and motionless human form. I use varied materials such as oil and acrylic paint, ink, charcoal and pastel on canvas or paper. Each medium has a particular excitement and the quality of marks and colour palette is of paramount importance.


Dancers, acrobats and performers are often the basis of my work as they move before me, and its a pleasure to share in their creative process. There is never more than a brief moment of stillness as even when the performers are briefly holding their position, the rope or trapeze still maintains energy and life or the dancers move on. I have to grasp what I see, capturing the serendipity of the fleeting tensions as they emerge and disappear. I strive to give the appearance that the figure has only just arrived and could get up and move away at any moment, even in a longer pose.

InterviewLindy Dunbar
00:00 / 22:01

Interview by journalist John May

Audio Production by Simon Kunath


Title: Masquerade

Medium: Ink, acrylic & conte

Size: 73x48cm

Price: Framed £245 | Unframed £185



Title: Gingerole

Medium: Ink, acrylic & conte

Size: 73x56cm



Title: Jump

Medium: Ink & conte

Size: 51x40cm



Title: Curling

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 46x60cm

Price: £450


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Title: Carnival One

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 92x122cm


Lindy Dunbar BA Hons Cert Ed

Selected Exhibitions

2020 John Lewis prints of my paintings since 2009

2020 Visiting life drawing tutor for Eastbourne College since 2013

2020 Life drawing tutor, ongoing

2019 Solo show, GNT Gallery, Eastbourne

2019 Affordable Art Fair. London since 2015

2019 Eastbourne College, Rambert’s annual residency since 2012

2018 Solo show, Birley Centre, Eastbourne

2018 Pelham House, Lewes & 2017

2017 Star Group, Lewes House, Lewes

2016 Glyndebourne

2016 Östersund-Sussex, Hop Gallery,Lewes 2016,2014,2012

2016 Solo show, Birley Centre, Eastbourne

2016 Solo show, Da Vinci Gallery, Eastbourne

2015 Works on Paper Art Fair. Science Museum, London

2015 Hop Gallery, Lewes, group shows since 2008

2015 Art Wave. Lewes, Brighton & Eastbourne since 2006

2014 Nicholas Bowlby Christmas Show. Chelsea

2013 Catharine Miller Gallery. London

2013 Spring Fair Battersea

2012 Artist-in-residence. Crypt Gallery, Seaford,

2010 Dieppe Art Fair

2006 Salon de Refuse Exhibition. Dulwich

2006 Llewelyn Gallery. London & 2005



BA Hons Open University, studying History of Art 2003

Certificate in Education Birmingham University [Art & Music] 1971

Joseph Davey


I am originally from Sussex. I studied fine art painting at Brighton University (1999-2001) and remained in Brighton for a few years after that. I have been continuously painting since then supporting myself with various different jobs along the way. Ten years ago I moved to Östersund in Sweden with my family, which is where I now live, and work.


My painting practice is a contemplation, reflection, expression and documentation of poignant instances within my life.


I work from source material in the studio, almost always photographs that I have taken. This allows me to reflect on the chosen images and the reason for their collection. It also allows the paint itself to become more dominant in the work.

Oil paint is an incredibly enriching vehicle. The vocabulary of marks available is broad, fascinating and constantly inspiring. My love of the medium is always apparent in my work; it is, I believe, what makes me a painter.

My work has to do with finding form. The marks that I make with paint come to establish an arena, which allows more figurative aspects to form themselves.


Influences include: Gerhard Richter, Peter Doig, Billy Childish, Tom Waits, ECM Records, H P Lovecraft, Frederic Edwin Church, Albert Bierstadt, Anders Zorn, Mama Andersson and many more.

InterviewJoseph Davey
00:00 / 39:26

Interview by journalist John May

Audio Production by Simon Kunath


Title: That swing.....again and again

Medium: Oil on linen

Size: 35 x 28cm

Price: £395



Title: Floating with a ball

Medium: Oil on linen

Size: 32 x 41cm

Price: £420


Joseph Davey BA Hons Fine art painting   


Represented by
Galleri Helle Knudsen, Stockholm, Sweden, since 2011

Selected Exhibitions
Things we build, solo show, Stora Krykan, Östersund, 2019
Mitt-Salong, Juried exhibition, Östersund, Sweden, 2019
Group show, Galleri Helle Knudsen, Stockholm, Sweden, 2018
Solo show, Härnösand Konsthall, Härnösand konstklubb 2018
Solo show, Ahlbergshallen, Östersunds Konstklubb 2018
Östersund to Sussex, group show, Hop Gallery, Lewes, England, November 2016
Group show, Galleri Helle Knudsen, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016
Solo show, Järpen Kulturhuset, Åre Konstförening 2016
Solo show, Sjögatan sju, Sundvalls Konstförening 2015
Group show EDS Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2015
Östersund to Sussex – Hop Gallery, Lewes, England, November 2014
Solo show, Lars Bolin Gallery, Östersund, Sweden, 2014
Vårsamling, Galleri Remi, Östersund, Sweden 2014
Östersund to Sussex and back again, group show, Hop Gallery, Lewes, England, 2012
Group show, Galleri Bolin, Östersund, Sweden 2011
Östersund to Sussex, group show, Hop Gallery, Lewes, England, 2010

Selected Publications
“Reflections Vs Perceptions” with Benjamin Hylands 2016

Östersunds kommun
Härnösand kommun
Reg. Västernorrland
Lars Bolin Gallery

BA Hons fine art painting, Brighton University, 1999 - 2002.

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