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Examples of drawings and paintings by Alannah Dymond.


  • Drawings &PaintingsBy: Alannah Dymond

  • About the Artist: Alannah Dymond


  • Artist Statement In 2009 I began studying Fine Arts at Fanshawe Col-lege in 2009, which has allowed me to experiment with various mediums, subject matter and techniques as an artist. Recently, I began studying at the Ontario College of Art & Design Univer-sity (OCADU) in Toronto, Ontario where I am currently pursue-ing my Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFa). Currently I am majoring in Drawing and Painting while minoring in Sculpture and Instal-lation. Upon completion of my BFa I hope to travel where my art takes me, hopefully with various exhibits or simply commis-sioned works for people. Recent Commissions2011 Swinging Duos (Photography for Magazine Spread) Jess (Painting of Fiancee & Baby) Paige (Photography for Modelling Portfolio) Sunset Arts (Mural/Sign for outside dock)Awards2011 - YourBreed.com Photography Contest First Place Winner - Pinning Down Modern Art First Place Winner2010 - Grand Bend Aquafest Photography Contest First Place Winner ExhibitsGuest Artist, 2011, Sunset Arts, Grand Bend, ONAquafest Photography Show, 2011, Yacht Club, Grand Bend, ONPinning Down Modern Art, 2011, ArtVenture, London, ONPinning Down Modern Art, 2011, The Arts Project, London, ONMacIntosh Gallery, Various showings 2009-2011, Fanshawe Col-lege, London, ONAquafest Photography Show, 2010, Grand Bend, Kryart Studio, Grand Bend, ON

  • MuttAcrylic on Canvas3x5 ft2011

  • MuttOne of my fellow classmates were talking one day about an article we read about how we take being white for advantage and an interesting point about how we have white bandaids here, though when he went to a different country with mainly darker col-

    oured people, the bandaids were darker.

    Within this piece I wanted the viewer to approach it and experience it in a different way then they might a person of a different ethnicity/colour. The piece does not have a definite front of back and is suspended in the air. Rotation occurs when somebody passes by

    it, due to its suspension, which allows the viewer to become consumed and interact with the piece.

    Inspirations:Lee Krosner

    Nancy BursonJean-Paul Riopelle

  • Honey BarkEncaustic on canvas12x12 inches2011

  • Detail: Honey Bark

    Honey BarkUpon beginning this piece I was hoping to experiment with

    the effects of microcrystalline and beeswax on stretched canvas. Due to the natural scent and appearance of the

    texture, I decided to give the wax a brown tint to convey a tree-like effect.

    Inspiration:Experimentation within EncausticsNatural elements within Fine Art

  • UntitledEncaustic on wood11x14 inches2011

  • Detail: Untitled

    UntitledThe bottom of various tins of wax colour were placed on the piece to create the circular shapes

    and then the contents of the can were poured onto the piece to create the dripping effect. Beeswax

    was utilized to create the background, while vari-ous shades and tinted melted microcrystaline wax

    were used to give the piece colour.

  • Identity Mixed Media on canvas 35x34 inches 2011

  • IdentityThis piece was created to express who I am as an artist and how one might do about analyzing someone. For

    example, when I say Im artistic one will respond with a question such as So whod your get your artistic

    ability from?. To me, this is interesting so I proceeded to paint sections of photographs on the top left hand corner to answer the questions about where I inherited or was influenced for my top seven most obvious per-

    sonality traits.

    Materials included:

    Acrylic paint, skate laces, fabric from shirt sleeves, fabric from my grade 8 grad dress, encaustic board

  • Sunset Arts MuralAcrylic on wood4x2 ft2011

  • Sunset Arts MuralIf one wants to view this piece then they must go to

    the boating docks in Grand Bend, ON. Upon departure from the docks this mural will be viewable while going out to the lake. This piece was creating in the summer

    of 2011 after Sunset Arts approached me to see if I was willing/able to create an advertisement/mural for them. I was able to create whatever image I wanted, so I went

    with the theme of the notorious Grand Bend sunset which is accompanied by the Sunset Arts logo.

    Note: Comissioned. Located on dock in Grand Bend, ON

  • KittyGraphite on illustration board11x14 in 2011

  • KittyThis cat is probably the most photogenic cat I have

    ever met. Originally this was a photograph, then I drew from the photograph this image. One day I hope to do a still life, though Im sure that will

    happen soon.

    Note: Featured in exhibit at Sunset Arts.

  • GrandpaCharcoal & Conte on illustration board11x14 inches 2011

  • GrandpaWhile photographing my grandpa for a photography project he kept pulling silly faces while I was adjust-ing the exposure value or f-stop, so I caught him off guard once and used the photograph to create this drawing. It was a lot of fun to do and I find myself enjoying portraiture quite a bit, especially after this


    Note: Featured in exhibit at Sunset Arts.

  • SeaweedAcrylic on canvas28x32 inches2011

  • SeaweedWhile in New Brunswick I spent multiple mornings

    searching throughout seaweed while the tide was low and after awhile it became very inspiring, es-

    pecially during the sunsets. Upon my return home I was flipping through images and really enjoyed one of the photographs I took of seaweed, so I decided

    to interpret the enjoyment of my experience through colour. Seaweed was a very prominent experience/image while in New Brunswick so it seemed neces-


    Inspirations:Experience in New Brunswick


    Note: Featured in exhibit at Sunset Arts

  • Brooksy & Baby Acrylic on canvas18x20 inches2011

  • Brooksy & BabyThis piece was created for a woman to give her fiance on Fathers day. She decided on colours that best rep-resented her fiancee and baby, which I then abstracted and spread throughout the background. A photograph was used as a reference for the image, while the back-

    ground was created by choice.

  • PugChalk, charcoal & conte on mat board8x10 inches2011

  • PugI did a photography shoot at Jimary Pugs & Cavalier

    Kennels in Kerwood, Ontario with a few of their pugs and then enjoyed one of the images so much that I just

    had to draw it. This piece was done on a mat board and consists of a combination of chalk, charcoal, black conte, grey conte and white conte. It was my first time

    working on mat board and drawing an animal with those mediums, though I would most definitely do it


    Note: Sold.

  • Madonna CollageGraphite on paper23x28 in2010

  • Madonna CollageThough this piece is not a literal collage of images, it is a collage of objects drawn on top of one another. The

    process in which I took to create this image was new to me, though I enjoy the outcome and am hoping to ex-

    periment more with it. For this piece three images were projected on a large wall one-by-one, then the image

    would switch every few minutes or seconds. When the image would switch I treated the page as if it were still the same image compositionally. After approximately

    an hour of drawing the timer was stopped, so I stopped.

    InspirationsJean ArpPicasso

    Kazimir Malevich

    Note: Featured in exhibit at Sunset Arts

  • Mondrian meets AlannahAcrylic on cardstock4x3 ft2010

  • Mondrian meets AlannahOne horrid snowy night in the winter of 2010 I

    decided it would be smart to go out and drill 1-inch holes into old rotten tree stumps then light the inte-rior of the stumps on fire. I wanted to see if the light would shine through the hole, then I photographed

    the experience. After photographing it I decided that I wanted to create a painting of it, then one thing lead

    to another and I overlayed various images over the piece. This was my first time working with a scrap-ing technique, thanks to Gary Spearin, and is actual-

    lly very enjoyable after a while.

    Inspirations:Piet MondrianGary Spearin

    Note: Sold.

  • Looking DownInky pen on paper23x28 in2010

  • Looking DownThroughout this entire piece I was looking downwards while drawing with any technique that did not involve

    smudging to create a gradient effect. Cross hatching, stip-pling and contour lines were used throughout the piece to create and voice various different textures of my clothing.

    Eventually it got to the point where I was drawing my drawing because I still had space on my paper while doing this drawing. Two fine point sharpie markers were utilized

    to create this piece on a piece of paper.

    Note: Featured in exhibit at Sunset Arts.

  • Paper drawingGraphite on paper23x28 inches2010

  • Paper DrawingVarious pieces of cut up paper were placed and glued on a piece of paper that was the exact same size of the one I drew on to create a collage. Then, I used the collage as a reference to create this drawing though I did not use any straight contour lines. Little Xs and scribbles were used

    to create the overall piece with graphite pencils.

    Note: Featured in exhibit at Sunset Arts.

  • UntitledAcrylic on canvas4x3 ft2007

  • UntitledTwo works of art by a London, ON artist were collaged

    together to create this work for a man. He really en-joyed the two works f