I am a British artist living and working in Portugal for over 20 years. After my Art Foundation at Kingston Polytechnic, London, I moved to the Algarve taking advantage of the wonderful Southern light.
My work has evolved from the figurative – painting in oils, observational scenes of figures against a sun-drenched backdrop of seaside life – to a more abstract and textural impression in acrylics - of land, sea and sky, influenced by the elements, intense sunlight and the rugged beauty of my surroundings. The landscape is constantly shifting and changing, through nature´s course or by human intervention. In my paintings I try to capture an impression of its transient nature. The viewer is drawn into a world, reflective, tranquil and timeless.
Jessica Dunn has exhibited extensively across Portugal, at Galerio in Lagoa, Corte Real Gallery, Hotel Tivoli Marina Vilamoura, Museu da Mãe d’Àgua in Lisbon, Galeria Cogíto in Setúbal, Eaton Gallery in London and the Biennale Internazionale Dell´Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. She is a member of the Algarve Artists Network.
Her work has featured in the Wall Street Journal online and Hello magazine.
Artist: Jessica Dunn