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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.

The Bar at Novi
The Quince in the Woodshed
Old Mr Farrer, Up The Road
That Was What There Was
Four Pines, Brookfields
Sonja, life drawing,
rafsleeping
Punt By Numbers
Marcus
Porter
Splinter
Morning on Regent Street
Passageway onto Kings
Rebecca in charcoal
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'Along Your Street' at Byard Art Jun 01, 2018 - Jul 01, 2018 — Byard Art, King's Parade, Cambridge
Exhibition of Paintings by Ros Ridley Jun 02, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 — Melbourn Community HUb
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