Gordon Dalton

Tees Valley

I’m trying to make the viewer look longer and harder, to have a one on relationship with landscape painting, to make them curious and find some joy.

The places depicted in my work are partly an invention, full of contrasts and spontaneity. They combine memories and motifs of places I have lived or longingly imagined, an idea of a place and the melancholy of longing and wanting to belong. An unfashionable romanticism grounded in the act of painting.


Gordon Dalton was born in Middlesbrough, 1970. He lives in Saltburn by the Sea, UK.
He is a represented by Aleph Contemporary and a board member of Contemporary British Painting.

Select solo exhibitions:
Auxiliary Warehouse, Middlesbrough; Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle; Trade Gallery, Nottingham; Bay Art, Cardiff; Last Gallery, Llangadog; Bank Gallery, Los Angeles; Keith Talent, London; Marksman Gallery, Reading; Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and Moot Gallery, Nottingham (with S Mark Gubb).

Select group shows:
Royal Academy, London; Aleph Contemporary, London; Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance; Contemporary British Painting Prize, Riverside Gallery, Richmond; Beep Wales Painting Prize, Swansea; Del Infinito Art Gallery, Buenos Aires; Terrace Gallery, London; Pineapple Black, Middlesbrough; National Eisteddfod of Wales, Abergavenny; Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix; Transition, London; Syson, Nottingham; Bank Art, Los Angeles; Galerie Skuc, Ljubljana.

Skills & Experience

  • Fundraising
  • Project management
  • Proofreading
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Visiting lecturer (FE)
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