I strive convey the “in-between” spaces and arouse in us a forcible feeling of the uncanny. I paint emotions and impressions in a traditional figurative style. My paintings can be easily described, a woman singing wearing a swim hat, a man with his head wrapped in cloth, but none the less these paintings have an absurd quality to them in their deviational and juxtaposing ideas.
I want to create an intimate and uncomfortable space, to narrate a story untold in full. I’m concerned with how our public face masks so much information. In this digital age what we choose to reveal, and what we hide intrigues me. it’s the allure of the hidden that inspires my work.
Cherylene dyer. 17/09/1973
Graduated Glasgow School Of Art 1998 BA honours, drawing and painting.
Prizes and Awards
Winner of National Open Art Prize
Buchanan Purchase Prize, awarded by Art Exposure Gallery
City of Glasgow Award, awarded at the Royal Glasgow Institute annual exhibition
Benno Schotz Award for drawing, awarded at the Glasgow School of Art degree show
Nominated for Figurativas 13, Figurative Art Prize, Barcelona
Winner of the Glasgow Art Club award, Paisley Art Institute, 2015
Winner of the Turteling prize at the annual Art Open 2016
Finalist at Scottish Portrait Awards 2017
Multiple solo and group shows with International Galleries