Portrait of Richard by Alan Dedman

Portrait of Richard is a large painting (for a portrait) in acrylics on canvas. Richard is brainy, he’s good at sums. A tall man with a fierce intellect,…

Picasso’s Penis by Alan Dedman

Picasso’s penis certainly did exist. He definitely had one. No doubt he enjoyed being with the women in his life, though Dora Maar – subject of one of…

Colourful language with Alan Dedman

Colourful language will soon be proscribed (banned) by the Thought Police. Anything naughty, rude or saucy is definitely off menu these days. Degenerate Art, portraying distasteful subject matter…

In defence of Brown Sugar by Alan Dedman

‘Brown Sugar’ (title of a hit song by the Rolling Stones), is the first record of theirs I bought. Now the media are casting a shadow of doubt…

Ode to Basil by Alan Dedman

Ode to Basil is a large painting, eight by four feet in size, landscape format. It is one of a series of colourful rants. Some might call it…

Gustav Klimt a go-go by Alan Dedman

Gustav Klimt a-go-go – good old Gustav, you have to admire his ability to draw the human form, even if it is over attentive to the female aspect….

Alex Binnie paintings, review by Alan Dedman

‘Binnie Boy’ – is what we used to call Alex Binnie in the 1980s. With his glabrous pate, piercings and Art school swagger this young man was a…

Taekwon-Do by Alan Dedman

‘Ye Olde Wondo’ (Taekwon-Do) as Phil ‘the rabbit’ from NORCAT called it – is as old as Christianity, if not older. This modern amalgam of martial arts from…

The Maths thing by Alan Dedman

‘The maths thing’ is about how maths (or the lack of it) and state education have shaped my life. I never passed the 11+, this is often considered…

Cock-a-doodle-don’t by Alan Dedman

Cock-a-doodle don’t by Alan Dedman borrows the title of a poem by Ivor Cutler. The poem calls for us to have mercy on a fowl. Having mercy on…