Page 2 of 6

Alan Dedman on painting and Art

Trying to write about painting is like trying to paint about writing – perplexing. Painting is not just about representing visual phenomena. Painting is a way of interacting…

Summer Solstice yoga by Alan Dedman

Summer Solstice yoga: on June the 21st 2019 members of Yoga for Blokes attended celebrations at Stanton Drew stone circles in Somerset. Unlike the previous year, it was…

Death of Lily the Werewolf by Alan Dedman

Death of Lily the Werewolf (the) is a poignant image, asserting the ‘judicious righteousness’ of allied forces in Italy, at a late stage during the Second World War….

Thames TV – going large for them, by Alan Dedman

During December 2018, Thames TV asked if I would create a painting for one of their programmes – Britain’s Got More Talent. Every now and then a carrot…

Spinning Penis paintings by Alan Dedman

One of the problems with the Fine Art World is – it takes itself far too seriously. Penis paintings offer light relief from the humdrum seriousness of the…

The Wanking Machine by Alan Dedman

Stephen Pippin was feted at the South London Art Gallery (SLAG) in a show curated by Carl Freedman. ‘Minky Manky’ was a carefully selected hotch-potch of work by…

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…

The Fall – an appreciation by Alan Dedman

Apparently David Hockney likes to listen to opera whilst he is at work. Inspired by this, I went to our local library and took out ‘Opera 2008’. Gave…

HRH Prince Charles – happy birthday

I’m not much of a Royalist, but I went to the Royal Academy Schools at a time when Sarah Armstrong-Jones began attending and I took pride in studying…

How to set up a still-life by Alan Dedman

At the Royal Academy Schools, under-graduate tutor Mike Upton was a strong advocate of still-life painting – because students can work from observation, inexpensively. Compared to working from…