Faye Dobinsons preoccupation with location and its influence upon us has taken her to Mongolia and Tibet, where she exhibited, and other countries with landscapes dramatically different to the London where she lived and worked. Ultimately she was drawn to a wilder space and settled in West Cornwall where she makes work concerned with the ideas of place and of the spaces we inhabit. The works on show in the salon both feature a lone figure, almost overwhelmed by the space they are in. 'The weight of experience' is one of four large scale canvases painted last year, relating part loss, part endings and part new beginnings: the fertile void that follows a period of great change and upheaval. 'Breathe' (2013) evokes a sense of moving forward, when all the things that told you who you are have gone, or have changed almost beyond recognition and where you are free to choose what will be new for you. The paintings are layered with features and marks evolved from direct observation in the landscape, and also from the lexicon of symbols to be found on maps. The built up surfaces hold a sense of collected time, reflected in the glimpses of varying layers of line, colour and volume of paint that have gone before. These works are spaces to be viewed, wandered around and explored: places with their own histories, stories and energetic ebbs and flows. Faye Dobinson was born in London where she lived and worked, helping establish Europe's first Contemporary Tibetan Art Gallery in Bethnal Green amongst other things, until moving to Cornwall in 2007. She studied Fine Art at Falmouth University and this year worked out of the renowned Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, where she made work responding to the site of the studio itself. Her work features in private collections in the UK, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia. www.fayedobinson.com @fayedobinson fayedobinson@me.com