Painting

Portraits

Handmade Wallpaper by Hugh Dunford Wood in Lyme Regis

I paint directly from life, preferably in the sitter’s familiar surroundings. This is where you are most at ease, and where the relationship between the painter and subject can most readily enliven the image. It’s not arduous, in fact it should be fun, and we chat throughout to animate the sitter.

I paint with a mirror behind me, to help break down the barrier than could otherwise lie between the active artist and the passive sitter. You see what is going on. You know when to concentrate, when to tell a joke, when to take a break. You will witness the whole fascinating process. I get a good look at you, so you should get a good look at me, mistakes, triumphs and all.

I enjoy painting couples, and families. I have four children of my own, and I am used to enthusing kids in a project like this. They are fascinated by the image making process and respond to my undivided attention.

My portraits look great in a contemporary home, and you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for one. Whether they are paintings or drawings, my portraits are more intense and more personal than any photograph.

From £1,800 for a painting, £400 for a drawing.


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Landscapes

“No longer do stones, springs, trees or animals speak to man, nor can he speak to them. Through scientific understanding our world has become dehumanized.” ~ C.G.Jung.

Landscape painting is an unfashionable genre. Many people regard the landscape with unease, for its association is rough and unsophisticated.

Most of us today live urban lives, out of balance with the natural world. All around us lies evidence of our neglect, for the culture we have constructed is in contrast, even in opposition, to the wildness of the natural world.

My paintings are therefore an attempt to address this imbalance, to bring the outside in. I am a figurative painter at present looking at woodland and at coastline. There is meaning and virtue in landscape which can have a positive effect on our living and working spaces.

These are metre large canvases painted out in the field. They take a full day to paint in a race against cold, hunger and the dying of the light. They attempt to make order of the riot of the natural world to present a field of contemplation to urban man.


Above Beer Head

Dunford Wood - landscape

Cobb Gate

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Achilles Bay Bermuda

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Caseford Shaw

Dunford Wood - landscape

Lambert's Hedgerow

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Coneys Castle

Dunford Wood - landscape

Farm at Dunkerswell

Dunford Wood - landscape

Bedruthan Steps

Dunford Wood - landscape

Above Stoke Abbot

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Garden in Bermuda

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Bottom of Hell Lane

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Shinbone Alley Bermuda

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Swerford Valley

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Sussex Copse

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Turner's Hill

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Church ope Cove

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Devonshire Dock Bermuda

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Green Lane

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Colne Valley

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Happy Valley

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Hillside in September

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Autumn Hedgerow

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Bermuda Beach

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Breakens Head

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Quarry Lane

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Red Bicycle

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Tempest Wood

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

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Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

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Tuscan Castle

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Hell Lane

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

The Unfinish Church Bermuda

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

Traitors Ford

Hugh Dunford Wood Landscape Paintings

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