Jo Dunn – 25 Paintings at The Old Grammar School Gallery, Otley LS21
This month I’m exhibiting my recent paintings at TOGS Gallery in the market town of Otley, West Yorkshire. The show runs until 29th May 2015 and the official opening is tomorrow night, Friday 15th May, 5-9pm. I’m looking forward to it… All welcome and refreshments will be provided.
The Old Grammar School Gallery, Manor Square, Otley, LS21 3AY – map here
Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.
Jo Dunn at TOGS
‘Introducing… Jo Dunn’ (Recent interview from Stations of the Cross, St Edmund’s Church, LS8)
Today is the opening of a new exhibition of my paintings at Bono Art Gallery in Otley. This is my largest show to date – 60 paintings – and I urge everyone who is able to come and see it.
Bono Art Gallery, 7a Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN
13th-23rd September 2014
Preview Saturday 13th September 2014, 6-9pm
Location and map
Jo Dunn – Biography – by David Veron, 2014
Bono Art Gallery is closing these premises at the end of the month. A new location is hopefully just around the corner. You are invited to come to this last preview – and visit in the next week – to show your support and thanks to Roberto Bono for all the great art that has passed through Otley in the last two years.
The show goes on…
View from the Chevin IV
View from the Chevin III
I painted the view a few times, each picture moving closer to how I saw it. To help with the last painting, I sketched it first with my eyes shut.
View from the Chevin, eyes shut
View from the Chevin I
Red Point, Wester Ross
River Wharfe, Otley
New year, new technique. This is oil paint and turpentine, using the turps like water. The result is not the same as a painting in watercolour, but the liquid nature of the medium makes the physical act of painting similar.
A Yorkshire day – view from the Chevin. A new painting commissioned and sold this week by Bono Art Gallery in Otley. On Saturday 5th July 2014 the first stage of Le Tour de France will pass through Otley and the Wharfe valley (scene of this painting) en route from Leeds to Harrogate via the Yorkshire Dales.
This is Bono Art Gallery, a contemporary fine art gallery in Otley and a new venue for my work. I’m happy to say that since the start of this year, Bono is selling my paintings. Other artists’ work you can browse and buy here include David Veron, German Diez, Michael John Griffiths, Moff Skellington, Roberto Bono and Shane Green.
Bono Art Gallery opened in February 2013. It’s a friendly place which has developed into a hub of creative activity on several levels. Artists have set up their easels and paint in the gallery space. Life drawing, art tuition, portraits and commissions are available. Children and adults meet on winter afternoons to play chess. Live art events and talks by international artists also take place – the next one is on Saturday 1st March 2014. I get the feeling Bono’s aim is to bring art to the people – and it’s working… a visit to Bono’s is a life-enhancing experience.