Q&A John Dempsey Artist

Who are you and what do you do?

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



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