The Art of Derek Dohren

painting, writing, photography

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When words are insufficient it is the role of the artist to step in:

to inform; to provoke; to suggest.

Some art exists to shock and dismay, to perhaps convey the less edifying aspects of life. Other art is created to delight and to celebrate, to give a sense of the wonderment of the world around us.

Artists may legitimately function at either end of these very human experiences but for me the choice is clear.

I want my paintings to be uplifting, life affirming, joyful, and thought provoking. I accept I often fail in this but I also like to think I succeed on occasion.

My hope is that you have a positive reaction when you view my work. We are in this world for such a short time.

 

I am originally from Liverpool, England but now live in the beautiful Spanish city of Granada. I am available for portrait commissions and other work.

'Artists and Illustrators' magazine Landscape Artist of the Year, 2009.

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Paint some memories of your stay here in Granada. Contact me for details.

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