Biography

D
eadmansdust is a Lancashire based contemporary artist with a background in watercolour painting and illustration.
He Graduated from Loughborough University in 1999 after which he  concentrated on developing his skills as a watercolour artist which paved the way to him having his work displayed in many galleries and being awarded the Windsor & Newton Young Artist of the Year Award in 2000.
Seeking new challenges Deadmansdust set out to push the boundaries of his imagination and took to the camera and computer as a way of exploring his artistic vision.
The female figure became a main source of inspiration and combining this with his fascination with colour and texture he soon began to formulate a new style that was unique to himself. The work bears a most interesting influence of his illustration background and overall his imagery possess a certain quality, a sensual electricity that is totally his own. Influences of classical styles are clear in his portrayals of drama, mystery and fantasy. Darkly beautiful images of strong, intriguing women and fantastical characters. Alongside a steam punk romanticism there’s often a sense of surreal theatrical impact within the work of Deadmansdust. The story, the secrets, the captivating narrative all equate to work that is truly spellbinding.
Deadmansdust is an artist that is able to create such powerful atmosphere and stories that you want to step inside his work and explore further. The layering and use of intense colouring add to the strength of his art, the overall sensuality and rugged beauty. This is work you need to see in person to fully appreciate the craftsmanship. This is work that will make an impact, stop you in your tracks and leave a long-lasting impression
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