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.

Dinah Wakefield

Recent Exhibitions

In Our Backyard, 2018

Noosa Regional Gallery, Australia

Noosa Open Studios, 2017/18

Noosa, Australia

City Recital Hall Exhibition, 2018

Sydney, Australia

The Other Art Fair, 2017

Sydney, Australia

Studio Visits

If you are in the Noosa Region and would like to see more of my art, please contact me directly to arrange a visit to my Garden Studio in Peregian Beach.