Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House. May 2022.
Looking forward to showing my work again this year at the Open House in Dulwich. 93 Woodwarde Road, Dulwich SE22 8UL.
Looking forward to showing my work again this year at the Open House in Dulwich. 93 Woodwarde Road, Dulwich SE22 8UL.
RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show. September-October 2021.
The RHS Botanical Art and Photography Show will take place at the Saatchi Gallery in London this year from 18th September until 3rd October. Over 200 artists and photographers will display their work. I will have a series of six images of tulips, competing in the portfolio section. More details and ticket information here.
Spring Shows. May 2021.
There are two more spring shows this May where my work will be on display. The Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House, May 7-16, will mainly be a virtual festival, but artists are able to arrange private, socially-distanced viewings, which is what I will be doing. If you’d like to visit me at my home studio in East Dulwich in the afternoon on either weekend, please contact me to arrange a time. I’ll have framed artwork in all sizes, mounted prints and boxes of new work to see. I’ll also be exhibiting my work, and be there in person, at the Super Nature Art Fair at the Garden Museum, May 21-23. There’s more information about this event at The Garden Museum’s website.
Spring exhibitions. March 2021.
With the end of lockdown now in sight, I’m pleased to provide some details on some upcoming shows. The Art Buyer Online Spring Show is on from 10-31 March. Four of my new photographs will be part of a show featuring 19 UK artists with 75 artworks on display including photography, painting, ceramics and textiles. Included is this plant study used on the poster, Tulipa 4. Gas Gallery will also have some of my new work in theirs spring show starting on 19 March. After that, there should be shows in April and May so I’ll provide details as soon as there is confirmation.
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.
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.
My first show of the autumn will be in London on 28th and 29th September where, in a beautiful house in Dulwich Village, a number of my framed pictures will be on show as part of a group show. AB Design and Interiors will be hosting at 93 Woodwarde Road, SE22 8UL. Full details on their site by clicking the link. There will be more information on forthcoming winter shows soon.
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).
I’ve spend a lot of time this year photographing another dozen varieties of tulips. Many of these are on show now for the first time at The Affordable Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden, 12-15 October.
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.
The Affordable Art Fair starts this week in Battersea, London SW11 9NJ and runs from 10th – 13th March. My work will be shown by Gas Gallery at stand C1 and will feature some of my new allotment plants images. While all this goes on, I will getting my hands dirty sowing hundreds of seeds in the potting shed and preparing to start shooting the tulips which are coming on at an alarming rate.
Out in the garden I’ve been braving some ghastly weather in order to plant 120 tulip bulbs to photograph next spring. The bulbs in the image below are Antraciet and El Nino, but others will include varieties such as Blumex, Rai, Flaming Spring Green and Orange Princess. Inspired by Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam and the stunning specimens of the Dutch Tulip Mania in the 1600s described in paintings and illustrations of the time, I’ll be working on individual and group plant studies from early April.
Since springtime I’ve been working on more mixed plants studies, so I’m pleased that the first group of this work will be on view at the Design Junction show at Gas Gallery’s stand, 23rd-27th September in central London. Here is one of the series using plants from the allotment.
Gas Gallery will be showing my work this weekend as part of the Pullens Yards Open Studios in London. It’s at Unit 21, Iliffe Yard, London SE17 3QA and the opening times are Friday 12th June 184.108.40.206pm, Saturday 13th June 11am-6pm, Sunday 14th June 11am-6pm. More details on the Open Studios here.
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.
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.
It’s been another busy weekend with two fairs at the same time (!) – The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea and Midcentury Modern in Dulwich. It’s always a great opportunity to meet the public to get feedback on the new work. There’s been a great response to my new plants studies, especially the mixed plant still life images. I now have to sort out the printing and framing orders, including some large framed orders of the image below, Mixed Plants 1, one of my studio compositions of various plants and flowers (including Philadelphus, Parthenocissus henryana, Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’, and common blackberry flowers) which I grow in my garden or up at the allotment at Knight’s Hill.
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.
Gas Gallery will be exhibiting my work at their showroom at Iliffe Yard, London, SE17 3QA throughout November and will be having a special viewing featuring my work on Thursday 20th November from 6.30pm. I’ll be there all evening so please drop in to join us for wine and to see some of my new prints. The entrance is via The Electric Elephant Cafe (186a Crampton Street) which will also be serving food that evening.
At the end of November, I’ll have a stand again at the Midcentury Modern show at Dulwich College, London, SE21 7LD. It’s a great opportunity not just to find excellent examples of vintage furniture but upstairs there will be, along with my work, a fine selection of contemporary furniture makers, ceramicists, upholsterers, designer-makers and artists. The food and coffee are also excellent!
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
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/
Here’s one of my framed images – Aster 1, size 30″ x 30″ – which was shown on last night’s broadcast of Grand Designs on Channel 4. The images on the program itself show an incredible transformation from the site which I saw when I went to deliver the work. It looked like a V2 rocket had hit it! I think the owners, despite the excitement of the project, are now mightily relieved that all the work is complete and that they can finally get a decent night’s sleep. I much enjoyed the hilarious footage of them planted the sedum/succulents/wild flowers on the roof.
I’ve just had some good news – I’m one of the winners of the Photo Democracy Award for Fine Art Photography 2013. My images will be on show at the summer show at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs, London, W1 , 12-17 August. A selection of my work will also be sold through Photo Democracy from the autumn. My study of Fritillaria Meleagris has been chosen for the poster and publicity.
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).
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/
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.
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.
Twelve of my large size C-type prints are for sale at a special discount on the Achica online store from today. Offer ends on Wednesday.
All Photographs ©Kevin Dutton 2021