Tribal inspiration for St Albans artist

A YOUNG local artist is holding his first public exhibition at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans. Dominic Morton s show at Trestle in Russet Drive explores the relationship, influence and representation of animals in cultural and tribal art. The paintings dr

A YOUNG local artist is holding his first public exhibition at Trestle Arts Base in St Albans.

Dominic Morton's show at Trestle in Russet Drive explores the relationship, influence and representation of animals in cultural and tribal art.

The paintings draw on a variety of sources from Aboriginal, African, Egyptian and Native American cultures. The importance of tribal culture and values, symbolic and religious, are the inspiration behind the work. Dominic, who went to Sandringham School in St Albans, said: "I studied Aboriginal, African and American Indian culture at GCSE level and it really inspired me to do further personal research into the tribal practices in those countries.

"My mother is an artist and through her encouragement I started painting my interpretation of what I had learnt."


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Dominic uses a variety of mixed media and primary colours, often working on a number of pieces at one time. He has also started working on a range of outdoor garden sculptures, a selection of which are included in the exhibition.

His work is on show at The Gallery at Trestle until August 31. Admission is free.

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