Oliver Sitting, 2006; Oil on board, 62 x 42cm

Dido Hallett

Oliver Sitting, 2006; Oil on board, 62 x 42cm

2007 / Artists

Dido Hallett

b. 1969 Bath

2003–2006 BA [hons] Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London

Awards:
2006 Winner of Neville Burston Painting Prize

Selectors' Comments:
Paintings that can be envisioned. The fat man manages to stay there; a good wild full bunch of flowers with huge butterfly, embedded in the domestic source, gathered ground, picking. The large man, cross-armed, in a striking jumper.

Artist's Statement:
The three works here were painted from life (Oliver Sitting); from the imagination (Flowers and Butterfly) and from a photograph (Along the River). They were all painted very quickly and have a fresh confident feel. I experience painting as an extremely engaging enquiry, one that is never fully resolved.