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Katharine Dickinson

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Birth date   1960
 
Introduction   I was taught portrait painting by my portrait artist father Norman Dickinson, a painter of U.S. aristocracy in the late 20th century. I studied fine art at the internationally renowned Slade School of Fine Art in London. Trained in classical painting, I paint portraits in oil and acrylic. My paintings are distinctive for their use of rich and vibrant colours. I seek to capture the emotional spirit of my subjects in the mood and expression of each painting. Currently I am exploring the use of modern tools in portraiture, using a combination of traditional and digital techniques that reflect the beauty and raw spirit of people. These techniques allow an extensive exploration of colour variations and combinations, as well as the versatility of reproducing the image on different media. The diversity of texture and brush strokes in new media techniques evoke a modern spirit that embodies contemporary portraiture.
 
Education   1979 - 1981 Surrey Institute of Art & Design,  
University College, U.K.  
1992 - 1994 Slade School of Art University College,  
London, U.K.
 
Selected Commissions   Decanter Magazine  
Robert Mondavi  
Emile Paynaud  
Marchaese Piero Antinori  
Max Schubert  
Alexis Lichine  
 
Hiroshi Fujioka Sensei  
 
Speed Skating Canada  
 
City of Vancouver
 
Group Exhibitions   2011 Federation of Canadian Artists, 70th Anniversary Show, prize winner  
2009 Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre, Vancouver, B.C.  
2005 East Side Culture Crawl, Vancouver, B.C.  
2000 Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver, B.C.  
1999 Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, B.C.  
1997 Del Bello Gallery Toronto ON, Group Exhibition, Digital Art Miniatures  
1988 Lasser Gallery, N.Y., U.S.A.  
1987 Dean Street Gallery, U.K.  
1986 Crucial Gallery, London, U.K.  
1985 Thumb Gallery, London, U.K.  
1985 The National Portrait Gallery London, U.K.
 
Solo Exhibitions   2012 Performance Works, Granville Island, Vancouver B.C.  
1996 Keith Alexander Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.  
1993 Ice House Holland Park, London, U.K.  
1992 Ravensdale Gallery London, U.K.  
1987 Crucial Gallery London, U.K.
 
 

Statement      My preference is to spend a couple of hours with the client to find out what they are looking for and to make sketches and colour reference notes. At this time I also take a series of photographs. I then send the client a colour mock-up of the proposed portrait. Once the mock-up is approved, I begin work on the painting. Depending on the client’s preference, I can do classical painting in oil or acrylic on canvas, or digital painting printed and stretched on canvas, including hand-painted elements.  
 
I am based in Vancouver, . Canada, but spend several weeks each year in London, U.K.

 

Travel nationally    Yes
Travel internationally    Yes
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Portrait Format:
  Head and Shoulders   From £ 3000    $4000
Half LengthFrom £ 4000 $6000
3/4 LengthFrom £ 6000 $7000
Full LengthFrom £ 8000 $13000
Double PortraitFrom £ 4500 $7500
AnimalsFrom £ 3000 $4500
 
 
The Prices quoted are for the standard mediums of oil on canvas and bronze
(in the case of sculpture).
For other media, prices may vary, please enquire directly with us for more specific quotes.
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