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Haydn Dickenson painting

Haydn Dickenson was born in Hertfordshire, where he has continued to live and work. He is inspired by the natural world, humanity, psychology, mysticism and spirituality. Russian artist Dasha Balashova wrote this about Haydn’s artworks: “the art of Haydn Dickenson is like a true Symphony who is depth in all its diverse movements, in a nerve expressive energy, live creative impulse, artistic passion and constant search take us be in reality into spheres of the infinite. These are works that resonate with a heartbeat of life

Haydn specialises in large, subtly exuberant, free abstract pieces. He also produces rapid new sketches in graphite ink and watercolour. His unique work on canvas and board, colours, acrylics, oils and other media collaborates together in a suggestive dance of colour, texture and Form – at times urgent and vital, at others calm, meditative and spiritual. As a musician, Haydn has frequently remarked that when he paints he painting music, and when playing the piano, he moulds sound like a painter; the essential pliability of sound and its powers to seduce the listener finds echoes in his work on canvas and paper; his work is lyrical, expressive and musical – demonstrating, perhaps, that all artistic expression flows from the same wellspring of creativity.

Haydn’s work features in private collections in the UK, Europe, Asia and widely in the United Arab Emirates. He has exhibited extensively in the south of England and in France, eliciting universal praise and fascination.