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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…

Alan Dedman at studio1.1 – review by Leon Kusminsky

An eccentric show by an unknown outsider, ‘Artworks by Alan Dedman at studio 1.1’ asserts a time worn theme – Art should consist of nothing much other than…

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…

NORCAT – or ‘the College of West Anglia’

Before leaving school, I sought work for myself. The village gamekeeper (Jack Plaice) arranged for me to be ‘taken under the wing’ of John King on the Snettisham…

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…

Colour, emotion and the act of painting by Alan Dedman

Some people say that sex is ‘visceral’. Colour and paint can be visceral too. Colour is raw emotion, it is evidence of the life force. Absence of colour…

Portrait of Abdul painted in oils by Alan Dedman

This is a recently completed portrait of a man from Bangladesh, called Abdul painted by Alan Dedman. The painting is in oils over acrylic on board, A6 size…

Gallery Dedman in Nailsea

The people of Nailsea have responded positively to ‘Gallery Dedman’ – which opened on the 3rd of July. A pop-up gallery presenting the eclectic work of Alan Dedman…

Art ? or pornography ? Copying Klimt by Alan Dedman

My yoga teacher advised me not to copy other artists work. The reason being it would stifle self-expression. For a while I kept a full sized copy of…

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…