Dale Pattenden – This Is The Love That Has Been Poured Into Our Hearts

26 January, 2024

The central theme of my art revolves around the intrinsic suffering inherent in emigration, a narrative etched in the hearts of individuals who leave behind the familiar contours of home, family, and culture. Yet, amidst the shadows of displacement, a luminous thread emerges—the transformative power of love. Love, with its unearthly energy, becomes the beacon that guides emigrants through the darkest nights of uncertainty. In each stroke of colour, I seek to illuminate the resilience and strength that love instils through the spirit, transcending the boundaries of geography and circumstance. As viewers immerse themselves in the nuanced textures of my art, I hope they discover a shared humanity that binds us all—a testament to the enduring power of love in the face of adversity.