1949 - ?

John Dawkins

John Dawkins, was born at Southend-on-Sea, Essex in 1949, son of Henry Lawrence Dawkins and his wife Jean B. née Jackson, who married at Rochford, Essex in 1947. Growing up near the Thames Estuary, influenced his work in terms of inspiration and subject matter. He studied at Southend College of Art, and although wished to become an artist but, needing to earn a regular income, trained in graphic design, whilst still pursuing his painting intent. A career in design and advertising followed, mainly in London and was encouraged into management roles in his early thirties. He married in Southend in 1973, Margery Taylor, and had a young family to support, but recommenced painting, mostly pleasure, in his spare time. He began exhibiting with the Royal Society of Marine Artists at The Mall Galleries in London, as well as along the south coast and in his then home town of Southend. He moved to Chediston, near Halesworth, Suffolk and 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 and also runs an art group in Chediston. www.johndawkins-artist.co.uk

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