Dawn Reader, an Artist passionated by the Arctic!


Discover the beautiful Polar paintings of Dawn Reader  who’s putting forward the breathtaking icy and wild landscapes of the Arctic. I invite you to follow on her website her exhibition calendar.

The aim of this british world-recognized Artist is to attract our attention on the immense unspoiled beauty of the Great North, but also raise some awareness and inspiration of the need for its preservation.

Arctic light par Dawn Reader  

patterns of the mountain

Arctic reflection par Dawn Reader

Other paintings may be viewed on the Photos Gallery  of her website – click here >> and please don’t hésitate to contact Dawn Reader if you have a specific painting request or need an offer.  

Here is her phone number: +44 (0)7785 900434. Further info >>  


Touching the sky par Dawn Reader

… So in the summer of 2009, I took my first trip to the Arctic, returning in early 2010 with a visit to Iceland. I probed every angle: sketching at a distance from the deck of our polar vessel; zooming in close on a zodiac; I donned crampons to hike across glaciers and explored the ice caves below.

I was blown away by the landscape; it is lonely, bleak, craggy and treacherous – but also somehow majestic and free and beautiful. It is these qualities I have tried to capture in my paintings, simplifying and softening the topography and using a limited and somewhat muted palette to convey the stillness and tranquillity I found there.

But to reflect the light – the surreal quality of the midnight sun – I have used handmade translucent glazes, building layers of colour and structure. My use of light and dark naturally brings depth and perspective, but it also emphasises the force and power in creation.

Painting ice has been a complete departure for me, and I have loved the challenge. But my expeditions to the Arctic have been a first in another sense too; I became acutely aware of its fragility. Global warming and pollution have become serious hazards to the polar regions; the icecaps are melting, the environment and the wildlife are threatened. It’s not just the polar bears; I fell in love with the little auks, tiny puffin-like creatures that clumsily fly around and nest on the island cliffs.

I hope that, through my work, I manage not only to convey the immense unspoiled beauty of the Arctic, but also to raise awareness of the need for its preservation… further info on Dawn Reader >> “.

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