by Samuel Deacon
Samuel Deacon is a London based abstract artist who creates beautiful textured paintings.
Samuel has been drawn to abstract paintings with a multitude of colour since studying Art in his home town in Wiltshire. He explored and developed his technique through many subjects and mediums, finding inspiration from the paintings by artists such as Frank Bowling, Gerard Richter and Jackson Pollock.
Samuel has a degree in Interior Architecture and currently works as a wine cellar designer where he is able to exercise his spatial skills, creating functional masterpieces in a combination of joinery, glass and metal. The love of materials and textures reflects in his work life and in his paintings.
Samuel's artwork is an exploration of colour and texture, achieving his signature style using a combination of materials including clay and plaster with acrylic paints, liquid paints and spray paints. Samuel's detailed compositions references nature, music and subjective emotion which dictate his colour choices and use of material.
||Wasted on Abstracts
Wasted on Abstracts is a self portrait expressing my indecision about creating more abstract compositions or experimenting with new subjects following comments from my other painting 'Picnic'.
I have used my favourite green and blue colour combination to depict myself and in the brushstrokes that are laid over the figure and the cracked clay surface.
||40 (W) x 51 (H) cm
||Acrylic paint and clay on canvas