A sublime interaction of anatomy, connotation, and colour, flourishes to life in the dreamlike canvases of Manon Fleur Dowse. With works that appear to delineate an achingly tender soul, the viewer can expect a blossoming of creatures and conversations. Upon her journey to capture the fragility of humankind, Dowse’s style appears to have been influenced heavily by Paul Gauguin; and their technique seems to share a simply wonderful kinship.
A particularly striking feature of Dowse’s works are the colours with which she captures her subject: reds, browns, olives, and charcoals. The decision to keep her pallet natural perhaps has its roots in the theme of her work: the human soul. Dowse’s soft and orbicular paintings offer up a commentary of the human-psyche, seeking to illuminate emotional states of being such as: loss, affection, attachment, and absence. A natural palette for a natural state of being.