1949 - ?

John Dawkins

John Dawkins, was born at Southend-on-Sea, Essex in 1949, son of Henry L. Dawkins and his wife Jean née Jackson, who married in Southend in 1947. Growing up near the Thames Estuary, greatly influenced his work in terms of inspiration and subject matter. He studied at Southend College of Art, and although nurtured dreams of being a painter but, needing to earn a regular income in his early years, trained in graphic design, whilst still pursuing his painterly instincts. A career in design and advertising followed, mainly in London and he was encouraged into management roles in his early thirties. He had married in Southend in 1973, Margery Taylor, and with a young family to support, accepted these new responsibilities but eventually recommenced painting in his spare time, firstly for pleasure. He was soon exhibiting on Englandís south coast and with The Royal Society of Marine Artists at The Mall Galleries in London, as well as in his home town of Southend. After having moved 4 years ago to Chediston in North Suffolk he has exhibited at Studio 3, Town Hall, Cornhill, Ipswich; The Quay Gallery at Snape; The Little Gallery in Halesworth and elsewhere. His work has diversified to include landscape, townscape and transport paintings and portraiture. He works mainly in acrylics and oils, but also produces finished pencil drawings. He also runs an art group in Chediston. www.johndawkins-artist.co.uk

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