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Andy Dakin

Andy Dakin, Opium Poppies, Nextdoor, oil on canvas
oil, charcoal, pencil, watercolour
86 Hobart Road, Cambridge, CB1 3PT

I am attracted to unexpected colours, deep shadows, and real life that light or experience can turn into something that bit out of the ordinary.

Since returning to art in 2013 (after a 20 year hiatus) I have produced some fairly detailed charcoal drawings, alongside sketching in pencil and watercolour and lots of life drawing. More recently I am working in oils from my sketches and photographs.

I’m a fan of figurative art from post-impressionism on, but that which offers something more, something surprising in terms of colour, tone and composition, such as Bonnard, Vuillard, Hopper, Alex Katz, Peter Doig and more recently I have been inspired by Casey Baugh and Ben Aronson. I also like the American llustrators Norman Rockwell and Bernie Fuchs. I’m excited by those works where you wonder ‘why did the artist do that?’ That’s what I’m aiming for.

rafsleeping
Four Pines, Brookfields
Punt By Numbers
Old Mr Farrer, Up The Road
Passageway onto Kings
Rebecca in charcoal
Porter
Marcus
Morning on Regent Street
The Bar at Novi
The Quince in the Woodshed
Splinter
Sonja, life drawing,
That Was What There Was
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Workshop - A Cambridge Scene in Acrylic with Sonia Villiers - 9th Sept. Sep 09, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Workshop - Watercolours with Christine Lockwood - 14th Oct. Oct 14, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Lino Cutting workshop with Anna Pye - 28th October 2018 Oct 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
A painting demonstration by Sonia Villiers - A local scene from Bishops Stortford Dec 06, 2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Bishops Stortford Art Society, Thorn Grove School, Bishops Stortford, CM23 5LD
Portraits in Charcoal from Photographs - A Workshop with Andy Dakin - Sunday 9th December 2018 Dec 09, 2018 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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