Dale Pring MacSweeney
Born in London, daughter of the jazz expert Percy Pring, Dale Pring MacSweeney was given an introduction to the arts at a very young age. Opting for the visual rather than the musical, Dale remembers feeling profoundly inspired by the exhibitions to which she was brought as a child. She trained as an artist at the Kingston School of Art where she was tutored by the painter, John Mapp before attending both the Wimbledon School of Art and Waltham Forest, where the teaching staff were predominantly Royal Academicians.
The inspiration for her painting lies in her ceaseless interest in the world around her, both in its physical and psychological aspects. This is evident in her work, whether it is a simple study of a few objects, detailing the infinite varieties of colour and texture revealed by the effect of light playing on surfaces or in her enigmatic interiors that often hint at the lives lived in these spaces, even when people are not present. Dale has exhibited her work extensively, showing regularly at the annual Royal Academy Exhibitions in London and with major commercial art galleries in Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles. Her work is now housed in many important collections including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Chelsea Arts Club and the Reader’s Digest Collection, New York.