Dion Salvador Lloyd is drawn to the history of natural things, their stories and mysteries. He is driven by this connection with the world around him, using painting as a way of telling us who he is, expressing those elusive things that can’t be put into words.
A British artist born in Brighton 1967, Dion is a self-taught painter with peaks of inspiration and bursts of creativity, working in hotspots and purple patches that gives his work its energy and dynamism.
Well-established and celebrated as a contemporary landscape and seascape painter, Dions work has developed over the last few years to include what he refers to as his “botanical” and “green works”; more intimate painted studies of delicacy and fragility in nature, where flora and fauna become evocative of shared time and memory. Dion now has a studio that is a space full of light and birdsong, looking out onto countryside near Lewes. This is soulfood for him, creating a more direct relationship between his sources of inspiration and the easel.