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painting of Theresa May by Alan Dedman

Theresa May by Alan Dedman

She’s in the news – all the time. I wouldn’t want her job, but I envy her lucre. Theresa May like many other British Prime Ministers, is apparently…

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Roderic Barrett – appreciation by Alan Dedman

My first encounter with Roderic Barrett was during interview at the Royal Academy Schools. We sat opposite one another in the Keeper’s office. Barrett was wearing a waist…

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Rude & Nude: ‘Nachlass’ by Alan Dedman

In exploring his spin painting gimmick, I believe I’ve taken things further than the ‘richest artist on earth’ (Damien Hirst). A colleague from St. Martins suggested I put…

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Life-drawing at St. Martins School of Art by Alan Dedman

‘Drawing is the probity of Art’ so Ingres said. All people who study Art in any shape or form will eventually find themselves doing some life drawing or…

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Prison education by Alan Dedman

Alan Dedman takes a look at how prison education was administered in the oldest working gaol in the land. HMP Cornhill referred to as the Mallet by all…

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Alan Dedman has a candid look at Grayson Perry

Alison who I knew at St. Martins School of Art, praised ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’ by Grayson Perry when it was in London, saying ‘ it…

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Alan Dedman shows his work in London, 2017

I exhibited at Studio 1.1 in Shoreditch, London, UK during late November this year. The show consisted of paintings and drawings – conventional nudes and portraits made from…

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Spin painting with Klimt, Dedman, Hirst and Bloch-Bauer

Damien Hirst’s art often relies on a gimmick or two; his spin painting for example –  a fad introduced by the children’s TV series ‘Blue Peter’, re-presented as…

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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…

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Drawing and painting the nude by Alan Dedman

In May 2014 Zoe Pilger wrote an article for the Observer online titled ‘Why such a scandal over a nude painting of a Cambridge Academic ?’. Apparently, ‘the…