The Art of Derek Dohren
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When words are insufficient it is the role of the painter 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.
* * * My second poetry collection, 'Wasp in My Cockpit' is now available
I am originally from Liverpool, England. After many years living and working in Lanarkshire, Scotland and then in Granada, Spain I currently live in the Gloucestershire town of Newent. I am available for portrait commissions and other work.
'Artists and Illustrators' magazine Landscape Artist of the Year, 2009.
A selection of my paintings and photography
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