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Photo-reference with David Cockney

David Cockney admits that in the absence of a muse, any artist worth their salt will be obliged to work from photo-reference. Besides, Dave says that these days…

Losing our marbles by Alan Dedman

There has been much ado in the media over recent efforts by the Greek government and Amal Clooney to retrieve the Elgin Marbles from the British Museum in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Royal Academy Schools by Alan Dedman

Once upon a time, in the scullery at the Royal Academy Shools a young woman, sporting a head dress reminiscent of Hilda Ogden – said to me ‘…

Yoga for Blokes by Alan Dedman

Double jointed, lycra clad females and a veneer of middle class ‘spirituality’ can prevent men joining in with hatha yoga. At Yoga for Blokes™ nearly all first time…

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…

Catalogue of works for sale by Alan Dedman

At studio1.1 Alan Dedman showed an eclectic mix of imagery, created over the recent years at his studio in Somerset. Linking traditional, figurative painting with ‘automated action painting’…