I am John Dempsey and I am an artist
Tell us all about what you do? Materials? Processes?
I produce artworks in watercolour, pen and wash, acrylic, – oil, mixed media, collage and
contemporary art installations
What 5 words best describe your work
Varied – but always based on drawing-
Do you have any design/art heroes?
Too many to mention
Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio
Usually have location sketches from my sketch book to start off with and then notes from
exhibition visits to kick around, try colours, different supports- often work on more than one
idea, looking at collections of references and if working on a piece do so with radio on and
my cat somewhere near
Are you working on anything unusual at the moment?
Just completed two installations for the Degree Show at University of Bolton on the theme of
the universal problem of people with no home
This installation is titled “Sine Dome I”
What will you be selling at the Artist Takeover?
Mounted watercolour prints, acrylic and oil on canvas works
Tell us something we don’t know
I once stopped Mrs Thatcher’s car at a protest demonstration