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Artist, Nicholas Dolphin, who spends his time between Totnes in the South West and Banff in North East Scotland, will be holding an exhibition of his paintings, called Inner Landscapes, at Birdwood House in Totnes from Sunday, 27 May to Saturday, 2 June 2012.


My paintings are a form of personal meditation and pleasure, and, in common with many artists, I feel that the “me” I inhabit on a daily basis could scarcely be the sole creator of the images.

I started to use oil pastels when my son was born thirty years ago, although I had started painting before going to Brighton Art College in the mid 60s.  With no time to get out the oils or water colours, I came to enjoy the vibrancy of oil pastels.  I like the discipline of once a line is made on the paper, it cannot be changed; this captures and maintains the immediacy of the moment. 
From the melting pot of many influences, I began to paint local and inter-planetary landscapes, dreamscapes and imaginal journeys, as well as portraits, not always knowing what would appear before my eyes. Allowing myself to be moved by the painter’s muse, I am  usually surprised by what appears.
I recognise that my work crosses boundaries between the physical and mental, real and unreal, material and imaginal, exploring the boundary between the seen and the unseen, and I am always intrigued by the many different interpretations people make of them.
Why not come and see whether my muse speaks to you?
To look at my images, you can go my website www.nicholasdolphin.com and feel free to contact me direct by email: nicholasdolphin@yahoo.com.

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