Dylan Lloyd was born in Gravesend, Kent in 1972, and studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art.
His studio and garden are located on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. Gardens have been the major focus of his work for 15 years: his paintings are a documentation of growth, change and development of the world around him. Their connection with photography is important; the exaggerated depth of field and pixilated elements of the work are reminiscent of photography and carry associations with the recording of time and history. The seemingly exaggerated photographic surface is balanced with a painterly response that suggest a lasting memory of a place rather than merely direct representation.
Dylan’s interest in gardens and plants extend to design, film and photography and he has produced work in response to his own garden as well as other contemporary and traditional gardens across the south of England and northern France.
In 2002, he produced a series of paintings from the parkland at Canford School, Dorset, his first figurative project since leaving Falmouth in 1994. The following series focused on a small area of garden in front of his shed where his children would play and help tend the flowers, and the garden has continued to be his major focus.
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