Dinah Wakefield - The Light Within
All my life I have been fascinated by the light within, that essential essence that exists under the surface of our everyday reality. It is this light that I seek to capture in my paintings.
Every painting starts as a leap of faith. I invite the light into my garden studio and I allow it to unfold and express itself in its own unique way. Sometimes I have an idea of where that light will take me and other times I don’t. I simply allow the paint brush to flow across the canvas in a fluid and organic way.
I consider myself a landscape painter but I don’t paint the landscape that I see. I paint the landscape that I experience. In every moment, there is an opportunity for life to not only express itself in the landscape, but also as paint on a canvas. In that moment, the canvas becomes the landscape and the light becomes the artist. The ocean. The trees. The clouds. All of the elements of my work are created that way.
I have been painting for over 25 years, but this website is a presentation of my recent body of works. They are paintings from the Noosa coastline, waterways and hinterland. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed the process of painting them.