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Why my spin paintings are so much better than Damien Hirst’s by Alan Dedman

My spin paintings are so much better than Damien Hirst’s because: 1) Mr. Hirst gets paid too much for his, I get  slightly less – indicating (in the…

catalogue Colour painting of a crouching nude by alan dedman

Crouching Nude by Alan Dedman

Olwyn Bowey advised me to ‘only paint and draw that which you like and are interested in – never paint to the market’. To work in any capacity…

oil painting portrait of elderly gentleman by alan dedman

Oil painting of a partially sighted gentleman by Alan Dedman

This is a third portrait of Ray I have been working on recently. I began making oil paintings of him about two years ago. He is a partially…

oil painting of reclining female nude by alan dedman

Painting and drawing the nude by Alan Dedman

I have always painted and drawn from life (the nude). Originally I was encouraged by Royal Academy Schools (RAS) graduate, Anne Roberts. At Great Yarmouth we were further…

pencil drawing of female nude by alan dedman

Life drawing at the Royal Academy Schools

Peter Greenham RA insisted all first year students at the Royal Academy Schools should work in the Life Drawing Room (Life School), drawing directly from the nude. Anachronistic,…