Alan Dedman is a British born, figurative artist. He comes from East Anglia and studied at Great Yarmouth College of Art & Design, going on to St. Martins and then the Royal Academy Schools in London. This blog is a platform for his work and his thoughts about art and life.
He keeps a studio where he maintains a mixed practice of the formal and experimental. He makes drawings using a thermal technique and has produced spin paintings. His drawings of the Elgin Marbles are highly physical, involving a variety of drafting mediums. His work is based on the processes of drawing he encountered whilst a student at the Royal Academy Schools, where drawing the nude was mandatory for the first year of studies. His tutors included Norman Blamey RA, Peter Greenham RA and Olwyn Bowey RA plus others. Alan maintains links with Nick Ward who taught him drawing at Great Yarmouth.
Alan Dedman took a PGCE from Bath Spa University in 2006 and teaches privately as well as for the London Art College, a distance learning college established in the 1930’s. Alan Dedman has firm views about art education. He has taught extensively in adult education and has worked in the prison service. He particularly enjoys the work he does in the private sector. Alan has given lectures in aesthetics to post-graduate students and has lectured at the National Gallery, London.