In defence of Brown Sugar by Alan Dedman

‘Brown Sugar’ (title of a hit song by the Rolling Stones), is the first record of theirs I bought. Now the media are casting a shadow of doubt…

Ode to Basil by Alan Dedman

Ode to Basil is a large painting, eight by four feet in size, landscape format. It is one of a series of colourful rants. Some might call it…

Gustav Klimt a go-go by Alan Dedman

Gustav Klimt a-go-go – good old Gustav, you have to admire his ability to draw the human form, even if it is over attentive to the female aspect….

Alex Binnie paintings, review by Alan Dedman

‘Binnie Boy’ – is what we used to call Alex Binnie in the 1980s. With his glabrous pate, piercings and Art school swagger this young man was a…

Taekwon-Do by Alan Dedman

‘Ye Olde Wondo’ (Taekwon-Do) as Phil ‘the rabbit’ from NORCAT called it – is as old as Christianity, if not older. This modern amalgam of martial arts from…

The Maths thing by Alan Dedman

‘The maths thing’ is about how maths (or the lack of it) and state education have shaped my life. I never passed the 11+, this is often considered…

Cock-a-doodle-don’t by Alan Dedman

Cock-a-doodle don’t by Alan Dedman borrows the title of a poem by Ivor Cutler. The poem calls for us to have mercy on a fowl. Having mercy on…

Chez Atelier Dedman

Chez Atelier Dedman you will find colour, chaos and creativity. ‘Studio’ – a word implying all things profound and meaningful. A place where the truth can be bent,…

The New Covid Police State by Alan Dedman

The New Covid Police state – it’s something we all have to get used to, so we are told. The vaccination thing is being used to usher in…

Penis spin paintings by Alan Dedman

Penis spin paintings have become part of my ouevre. Spin painting is a gimmick re-popularised by Damien Hirst – it was around in the 60s (in the form…