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.
This original abstract portrait is inspired by the drag queen Dusty Ray Bottoms. I love the creativity and versatility of such performers, and this portrait captured a moment of inspiration I felt after watching RPDR.
I wanted to create an abstract portrait, fused with my love of a textured background as shown in my other works.
I hand stretched canvas over an 80cm x 45cm frame and applied oil and acrylic paints in layers using brushes and palette knives to create this composition.
The many tones of greens with the vibrant red portrait over the top makes this an eye catching addition to a room for a pop of colour.
||45 (W) x 80 (H) cm
||Acrylic and Oil Paint on Canvas