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  • Pencil study

    Pencil study

    This is a pencil study for a future painting. 40.5 x 28 cms (16″x 11″) Pencil on paper

  • Living Masters – the top realist painters working today

    Living Masters – the top realist painters working today

    [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ fullwidth=”on”][et_pb_fullwidth_post_title meta=”off” featured_image=”off” title_font=”Amatic SC||||” title_font_size=”62px” title_font_size_last_edited=”on|phone” title_font_size_tablet=”49px” title_font_size_phone=”44px” parallax_method=”on” /][et_pb_fullwidth_image src=”http://www.johndalton.me/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/roberto-ferri-succubus-muro.jpeg” animation=”off” animation_style=”none” animation_duration=”1000ms” animation_intensity_slide=”50%” /][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”%22I didn’t know people still painted like that.%22″ text_orientation=”center” text_font=”Amatic SC||||” text_font_size=”63px” text_font_size_tablet=”45px” text_font_size_phone=”29px” text_font_size_last_edited=”on|phone” text_line_height_last_edited=”on|phone” background_layout=”light” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” module_alignment=”center”] “I didn’t know people still…

  • Holy Smoke

    Holy Smoke

    [et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” max_width=”600px” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] In the early hours of Friday morning RJD gallery in Sag Harbor was destroyed by fire. All the artwork on the premises was lost. Hundreds of original paintings gone. Millions of considered brush strokes no more to be seen. With everything else that is…

  • Direct Governance

    Direct Governance

    If I can handle my banking online why can’t I run my country online? Wouldn’t that be better, more responsive democracy? Why do I need politicians to represent me? I can see why they were necessary in the past but why do I need them now? If I can access my online bank account why…

  • Social anxiety and me

    Social anxiety and me

    I’m 5 years old and uncle Tommy is coming over to show his cine films. This is 1968 and it’s a big deal. If you’ve seen Mad Men you’ll get the picture. Cine films were an event because they were in colour. Our tv was black and white. Cine films needed a projector, and a…

  • Morning Offering

    Morning Offering

    This painting asks further questions about beauty, sensuality, and mystery. Where does the beauty in this painting lie? Is it in the beautiful form of the woman, the sensuality of the moment or the intangible personal experience portrayed? Is this a morning stretch, a moment of pleasure, or someone simply reveling in the beauty of…

  • Mary with chickens and Caesar

    Mary with chickens and Caesar

    Part of the series of paintings I’m currently working on called, “What the eye can’t see but the heart senses,” inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID width=”480″ height=”480″]http://www.johndalton.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/trim.DC870B50-4066-410C-BFA5-B63D59215842.mov[/KGVID]

  • Uma Thurman

    Uma Thurman

    Gaze is a series of paintings inspired by the experience of being held in the gaze of a strong woman. Well known actors were used as reference to highlight the contrast between the celebrity portrayals of these women and the reality of their being. The intent of these paintings is to hold a space for…

  • Seamus and Excalibur

    Seamus and Excalibur

    Part of the series, “What the eye can’t see but the heart senses,” inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID width=”480″ height=”480″]http://www.johndalton.me/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/trim.21B259EA-888F-4FE4-86EE-3864D55DF9A0.mov[/KGVID]  

  • Salma Hyek
  • Tony with onlookers

    Tony with onlookers

    Part of the series of paintings I’m currently working on called, “What the eye can’t see but the heart senses,” inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID width=”480″ height=”480″]http://www.johndalton.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/trim.B20E0645-BE8B-489E-8A91-A6EC5E084252.mov[/KGVID]  

  • Monica Bellucci

    Monica Bellucci

    This painting is part of a series of six called Gaze. The series includes, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Monica Bellucci, Isabella Rossellini and Cher. I painted this series in 2005 in Brisbane.

  • Eilish and Chester

    Eilish and Chester

    Part of the series, “What the eye can’t see but the heart senses,” inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID width=”480″ height=”480″]http://www.johndalton.me/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/eilish.mov[/KGVID]  

  • The allure of shame

    The allure of shame

    If I look a bit happy beside a painting with the heavy title of, “The allure of shame,” it’s because this painting was a marathon to paint. I took me 13 years!! It began as a simple picture of a woman on a beach which I painted in Brisbane in 2003. I was never completely…

  • Mick and Trampas

    Mick and Trampas

    Part of the series of paintings I’m currently working on called, “What the eye can’t see but the heart senses,” inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID width=”480″ height=”480″]http://www.johndalton.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/trim.9E2959F3-2BBE-44D7-AFBF-C46A9695F9E2.mov[/KGVID]

  • Mrs D

    Mrs D

    This painting started off as a little colour study I did one afternoon of my wife, Mege. I did it as a surprise for her birthday.  I should mention that I painted it by sight, meaning I didn’t measure anything from the original reference photographs I used. You’ll see why that’s significant as I go…

  • What the eye can’t see but the heart senses. . .

    What the eye can’t see but the heart senses. . .

    My wife, Mege, and I had moved from Dublin city to a rural part of Kerry, a county on the southern tip of Ireland.   As we settled into to our life in the country I saw men and women going about their daily agricultural business, herding cattle, driving tractors, standing in fields.  They had something about…

  • Gaze

    Gaze

    This painting is part of a series of six called Gaze. The series includes, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Monica Bellucci, Isabella Rossellini and Cher.  I painted this series in 2005 in Brisbane. As you can see the painting has remained the same in the last 10 years whereas I’ve got more windswept and interesting.    …

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  • Pairic with milk churn

    Pairic with milk churn

    Part of the series, “What the eye can’t see but the heart senses,” inspired by County Kerry, in Ireland and its people. 40x40cm acrylic on canvas. Below is a short video showing the making of this picture. [KGVID width=”480″ height=”480″]http://www.johndalton.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/trim.AEA55DC8-E3D7-4DAA-A4F6-7650407C93C5.mov[/KGVID]

  • Hands of time

    Hands of time

    30 x 20 cms (12″x 8″) Charcoal on paper

  • Isabella Rossellini

    Isabella Rossellini

    This painting is part of a series of six called Gaze. The series includes, Uma Thurman, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Monica Bellucci, Isabella Rossellini and Cher. I painted this series in 2005 in Brisbane.

  • Amelie sketch
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Figure study

    Figure study

    36.8 x 26.5 cms (14.5″x 10.5″) Charcoal on paper

  • Tracey Emin

    Tracey Emin

    Tracey Emin 33 x 27 cms (13″x 10.5″) Charcoal on paper

  • Tree of Life Found in Broome Australia.

    Tree of Life Found in Broome Australia.

    All You Need Is A Satellite To See It. I was noodling about on google maps a couple of weeks ago looking for the regional office of a car hire firm in Australia.  What? You don’t look for car hire firms in random locations? My wife runs a migration business and she asked me to…

  • Drawing Class

    Drawing Class

    Week six from the Course de dessin I have been doing at The Drawing Studio in Dublin.

  • Stately Outline

    Stately Outline

    This is a project I am developing for a series of sculptures in the grounds of stately homes. The idea is to create a sculpture that would look like an outline drawing of what the stately house would have looked like.  The sculpture would be an architecturally accurate representation of the scale and dimensions of the…

  • The battery that made me cry.

    The battery that made me cry.

    I’m looking at a youtube video and getting a  bit teary.  It’s not about a cute puppy or a blind beggar who plays the violin.  It’s about a battery.  A big white battery you put on the wall of your garage. The inventor says it’s like a beautiful piece of sculpture. Really? Art is subjective…

  • Descent

    Descent

    Descent by John Dalton – 12″x9.75″ inches (300 x 250mm) oil paint on canvas. This abstract painting is about meditation and the descent into being. It represents the static of thinking as the mind relinquishes thought and the deeper psychic currents are revealed. The descent continues through theses layers to the mystery of presence. No…

  • Port Moresby Sunset

    Port Moresby Sunset

    My wife tells me that anyone from Papua New Guinea will recognise this picture from Port Moresby immediately. I take her word for it as it is her hometown. For me, this image captures the blurry heat, the thick humidity and the promise of a slightly cooler evening. For prints, t-shirts, tote bags and a…

  • Cher
  • Hotel road test

    Hotel road test

    Mrs D and I putting the beds through their paces at The Qbic hotel in London. We had a great time and it’s a great hotel. Save

  • Yoga Dude

    Yoga Dude

    This image is inspired by my yoga practice, the beauty of the poses, and the energy flow within and surrounding the movement. For prints, t-shirts, tote bags and a range of other products with this image click here