Tag Archives: garden photography

Feb 2019

Spring Shows. February 2019.

I will be leading another botanical photography course at the Victoria and Albert Museum on 1st & 2nd March. After that, my work will be on show at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 0n 7-10 March. I’ll also be at Midcentury Modern in Dulwich, London on 10th March and on  11/12 and 18/19 May, my images will be part of a group show at the Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House. There will be plenty of new pictures on show which I have been retouching during the autumn and winter months including this one, Mixed Summer Plants 2, 2018.

 

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New images and last orders for Christmas. December 2018.

Here is one of the new images which has been on view in the last few weeks at various shows and exhibitions. It is part of a series of dahlia studies using eight different varieties of dahlias grown in the garden. This one is called Dahlias 3, but there will be more coming soon including landscape versions. It’s almost time for last orders for Christmas. I don’t think framed images are now possible but print only orders before 10th December can still be delivered in time for Christmas. 

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Secret Charter and Midcentury Modern Show. November 2018.

Here’s the image which I donated to the Secret Charter fundraising event recently to help fund the art department at The Charter School in Dulwich. Hundreds of artists gave pieces of work including Gary Hume, Tracy Emin and Anthony Gormley. Tickets were bought for £40 and the artworks were randomly allocated. Everything sold out in 25 minutes! The work was on show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the event raised over £50,000. Looking ahead, I will have new work on show on my stand at Midcentury Modern, Dulwich, London, SE21 7LD on Sunday 18th November, 10am-4pm. Feel free to contact me for free tickets via my contact page – I often have a few spare pairs.

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Artists’ Open House and V&A Botanical Photography Course. May 2018.

I’ll be busy for the next couple of weekends. The Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House begins this weekend where I will be showing lots of newly framed images in sizes A4 up to 30″x 40″. There will also be a selection of mounted and unframed work on sale. The address is 158 Overhill Road, London, SE22 0PS. 11am-6pm, 12 & 13 and 19 & 20 May. Prices from £70-£700. I’ll also be leading a two day botanical photography workshop at the Victoria & Albert Museum on 18th and 19th May. Sadly the course is now full but I’m looking forward to meeting the students and showing them some inspirational artwork in the V&A’s prints and drawings study room where they’ll be able to see botanical illustration, paintings and photographic prints before starting their own projects. (For this reason I won’t be there in person at the Open House on Sat 19th May).

Spring shows. February 2017.

Spring shows. February 2017.

I’m looking forward to adding another new tulip study to the collection at two forthcoming shows this spring. The Affordable Art Fair is at Battersea, London (9-12 March) and Midcentury Modern will be in Dulwich, London (19 March). The composition here, Mixed Tulips 2, was photographed last spring, and the current batches of tulips and other bulbs are just beginning to show signs of life for this year’s work.

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Tulips 4. 12.16.

New Prints. December 2016.

This autumn some new prints have been on show in Stockholm and London. Here, Mixed Tulips 4, a composition of the tulips I grew in spring of this year includes Antraciet (magenta/crimson), Dolls’ Minuet (magenta, red flush), Orange Princess, Victoria’s Secret (purple parrot) and Blumex (orange parrot).

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Exhibitions. May 2016.

Exhibitions May 2016.

I’ll have work on show at three exhibitions starting this week. Firstly, my plant studies will appear for the first time at an art fair in South Korea. Gallery Lee & Bae will be displaying my work at Art Gyeongju 2016, 4-8 May. I’ll also have framed and unframed prints exhibited again at this year’s Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House in London. On the weekend of 7/8 May (11.00-18.00) I’ll be at 102 Overhill Road, London SE22 OPS and some of my images will also be included at a Gas Gallery group show on 7/8 May at Lowie, 115 Dulwich Road, London, SE24 8QR. Here is one of my new prints: Mixed Plants 6.

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February 2016

New Prints and Spring Shows. February 2016.

Following a busy January with the exhibition at the Gallery Lee & Bae in Busan, South Korea, I’m now preparing for two spring shows in London. Here’s a new image, Mixed Plants 7 which will be on show for the first time at Midcentury Modern, Dulwich on Sunday 28th February. On 10-13 March, new work will also be on view at the Gas Gallery stand at The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London.

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Midcentury Modern. 22nd November 2015.

Once again, it’s time for Midcentury Modern, which is on this Sunday from 10am – 4pm at Dulwich College, London, SE21 7LD. As well as the usual range of plant studies, framed or unframed in various sizes, there will be a chance to see some of the new mixed plant studies. This one is Allotment Plants 1.

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Sunday Times Style 5.15

Floral photography for the Sunday Times Style Magazine/Chelsea Flower Show 2015

Following a couple of great weekends selling pictures and talking plants, flowers and photography at the Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, it’s now time for the 2015 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In this Sunday’s Sunday Times Style Magazine there’s a double page spread which I shot in collaboration with Flora Starkey, a floral designer who is currently working with garden designer Jo Thompson on the M&G garden retreat show garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

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Dulwich Festival 5.15

Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House 9/10 & 16/17 May 2105

With the the Artists’ Open House now on as part of the Dulwich Festival,  Gas Gallery will be showing my work on both weekends of the Open House at  The Stables, 41 College Rd, London, SE21 (11am-6pm on 9/10 May and 16/17 May), where you’ll see a range of framed and unframed work. I’m also attending a group show at 158 Overhill Road, East Dulwich SE22 OPS this weekend (11am-6pm on 9/10 May) where there will also be a garden café on site. One of my new images on show will be Anemone 1.

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New prints on show at Midcentury Modern and Gas Gallery’s showroom.

The other-worldly charms of Smyrnium Perfoliatum –  one of the last A3+ prints which I’ve been mounting in beautiful, 3mm thick museum board window mounts for the shows this week.  I’ll have a stand again at the Midcentury Modern show at Dulwich College, London, SE21 7LD on Sunday 23rd November and the evening opening of Gas Gallery’s showroom, 13 Iliffe Yard, London, SE17 3QA  is on Thursday 27th November from 6.30-9pm. Please join us to see the new work and enjoy a glass of wine.

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Autumn Leaves 9.14

Autumn Leaves, September 2014.

Here’s one of my new autumn leaves series, shot outdoors using natural light.  The leaves include  Liquidambar, Vitis, Acer, Prunus, Betula, Platanus and Cyanococcus.

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France 8.14

Unexpected Lathyrus odoratus. Vineyards in Burgundy, France.

Here’s one of a number of pictures taken during a recent visit to Burgundy. It’s part of a blog-style album on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kevinduttonphotography

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Midcentury Modern

Midcentury Modern, March 16th 2014.

I’ll be showing my prints again at the excellent Midcentury Modern show on Sunday at Dulwich College, London SE21 7LD.

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Pullens Yards Open Studios. 6-8 December.

For anyone who missed last Sunday’s show at Midcentury Modern, here’s another opportunity to see some of my prints this weekend. My work will be at the Gas Gallery showroom but there’s lots of other stuff to see and do.

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New prints at Midcentury Modern. Sunday 1st December 2013.

Here’s another new print which I’ll have on show at Midcentury Modern this Sunday. Prints will be available in all sizes, framed and unframed. Prices from £60 – £575.

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Rise Art Interview. November 2013.

Here’s part of an interview which I’ve recently done with Rise Art which they’ve just put up on the website. The link for the full interview is http://www.riseart.com/article/2013-11-25-spotlight-on-our-artist-kevin-dutton

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Midcentury Modern.

Here’s a show I’ll be doing soon on Sunday 1st December. There will be lots of new framed and unframed prints. More details at http://modernshows.com/the-shows/dulwich-december-2013/

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Sweet Gum leaf. Autumn.

There are so many autumn leaves to shoot at the moment, but this striking Sweet Gum leaf (Liquidamber Styraciflua) is among the brightest, in contrast to Euphorbia foliage and a Silver Birch leaf.

Dock, 10.13

Dock seed heads, London.

Walking along Cornish sections of the South West Coast Path in late summer, the deep rusty colours of Dock seed heads were a constant source of temptation for blog photography (see previous entry). Funnily enough though, here in London, riding along a green path which takes the route of the old Peckham branch of the Grand Surrey Canal, these large specimens of Rumex crispus  (Curled Dock, Curly Dock, Yellow Dock, Sour Dock, Narrow Dock, Garden Patience Narrow-leaved Dock) have looked stunning these last few weeks, standing out from a meadow of handsome weeds as I turn right off the path on to Glengall Road. I’ve just done a bit of research on the path ( Surrey Canal Path) and the stretch I ride along has been amusingly re-branded The Surrey Linear Canal Park. It’s a rather tidy walkway but my eye is always drawn by those unkempt, neglected areas where weeds can spread out and really show what they can do.

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Cornwall, August 2013.

The striking colours here of Rumex Obtusifolius (Dock). This is one of a series of photographs taken on and around the Cornish Coastal Path in late summer. The full set of images is on my Facebook page facebook.com/kevinduttonphotography.

Photo Democracy exhibition 8.13.

Photo Democracy Exhibition, Piccadilly, London.

Here’s one of my new images which will be on show from Monday at the summer show at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, London, W1 , 12-17 August, featuring the winners of the Photo Democracy Award for Fine Art Photography 2013. A selection of my work is also now on sale at the Photo Democracy online gallery.

New prints. 8.7.13.

New prints for sale.

I’ve just added 15 new images to the collection of prints for sale online at www.kevindutton.net . They include this springtime study of Covollaria (Lily of the Valley).

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Affordable Art Fair. Hampstead, London.

It’s the Affordable Art Fair again this week where my work is being shown at the Gas Gallery Stand, J4 from 13-16th June. For more details: http://affordableartfair.com/hampstead/

 

Pullens Open Studios

Pullens Open Studios. 7-9th June 2013.

Now that the Dulwich Artists’ Open House is over, the next place to see my photographs will be the Pullens Yard Open Studios where Gas Art will be showing my  work, framed and unframed, prices £75-£575. The address is 20a Iliffe Yard, London, SE17 3QA.

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Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House.

We’ll be opening up again for the second weekend  of the Artists’ Open House on Saturday and Sunday 18th & 19th May, 11-6. As well as my photographs there will also be stunning lampshades from Isabel Stanley and beautiful knitted cushion & toys from Sally Nencini. My work will also be showing at the Gas Gallery show (same dates and times) at 41 College Road, London, SE21 7BA.

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Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House.

Thanks to everyone who came to the first weekend of our show at the Artists’ Open House. It made for an extremely busy but enjoyable couple of days. We’ll be showing work again next weekend too, Saturday and Sunday 18th & 19th May, 11-6 for anyone who’d like to join us. As well as my photographs there will also be stunning lampshades from Isabel Stanley and beautiful knitted cushion & toys from Sally Nencini. Some of my work will also be showing at the Gas Gallery show (same dates and times) at 41 College Road, London, SE21 7BA.

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Dulwich Festival – Artists’ Open House.

Here’s the invitation for my forthcoming show as part of the Festival. All welcome.

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Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London. 7-10 March 2013.

There are new images on show at AAF this week. Look out for Gas Gallery, stand F2 where there will be work, framed and unframed in all sizes.

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Frost, Knight’s Hill.

I’ve managed to get up to the allotments early on a few occasions this month to document some uncharacteristically severe frosts. Here the frost has built up on (someone else’s) chard.

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Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London.

Here’s a snap of some of my larger work on sale at the Gas Gallery stand at the Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead.

Geranium. 10.11.

Autumn leaf colour.

It’s hard to pick out any particular plant in the garden at this time of year, such is the riot of autumn leaf colour. This Geranium wlassovianum is always present with its striking red leaves.

Philadelphus 7.12

Philadelphus (Mock Orange) Flowers.

Short-lived but richly fragrant flowers on this Philadelphus. I’ve been trying to shoot these in the studio but with limited results; they begin to wilt so quickly.

 

Bloomsbury 5.7.12

Bloomsbury Art Fair Preview, London.

Taken last night: The Gas Art stand at the preview of the Bloomsbury Art Fair. The show is on from 6-8 July.

 

Blackberry flowers. 29.6.12.

Blackberry flowers. Southampton.

Another humbling experience at the pristine allotment of my dad (81) in Southampton. Imagine a model/textbook wartime plot…

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Frameless Gallery. London, EC1.

Some of my prints are on show as part of Gas Art’s “Pattern & Process” exhibition at the Frameless Gallery in London. The show is on until 16th June.

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Style Magazine. 20th May 2012.

My work gets a mention in the Interiors section of The Sunday Times Style Magazine.

 

 

 

Frames/Display 17.5.12

New Frames and Window Mounted Prints. Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House.

We’re open again this coming weekend (19th & 20th May) for the Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House. Here are a couple of snaps showing the new frames for the large 20″ x 24″ prints and a display of 10″ x 8″ prints in 12″ x 12″ window mounts.

 

 

 

 

 

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Exhibition Invitation for Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House.

Here’s the invitation I’ll be sending out for the upcoming show in May. All welcome.