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DALE WEBSTER

Jackie, 2019

I am now living and working in Luddenden village and looking to show my work locally and work to commission. My Kenya work has particular currency in light of the Black lives Matter movement.

For most of my adult life I’ve been preoccupied by two areas of study both as student and teacher, Philosophy and Art History, and more particularly with problems of representation, what can be shown. When I went to Nairobi, about fifteen years ago, I was allowed the time and opportunity to put theory into practice. I became a painter of people.

The history of portrait painting is a history of images of people much like ourselves, our appearance at a particular time, what we have done with our lives, our interests and ambitions, thoughts and emotions. They are images which for the most part try to show us what we are like. This of course has huge importance as a subject to represent because our encounters with each other constitute the most significant elements of our experience. It’s through these encounters that we are able to think, to communicate and to love. It’s this that I try to show in my pictures, with a large and obvious caveat, we can of course never know, or show, what it’s like to be someone else, but we can show what can’t be said.

I am a portrait painter recently returned from Kenya, where I exhibited portraits related to the Maasai people and members of the Kenya artist community.

ST MARY’S SCHOOL
Luddenden

Phone: 07305 794454
Email: dalepaints@yahoo.co.uk
Website: dalewebster.carbonmade.com/

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I am now living and working in Luddenden village and looking to show my work locally and work to commission. My Kenya work has particular currency in light of the Black lives Matter movement.

For most of my adult life I’ve been preoccupied by two areas of study both as student and teacher, Philosophy and Art History, and more particularly with problems of representation, what can be shown. When I went to Nairobi, about fifteen years ago, I was allowed the time and opportunity to put theory into practice. I became a painter of people.

The history of portrait painting is a history of images of people much like ourselves, our appearance at a particular time, what we have done with our lives, our interests and ambitions, thoughts and emotions. They are images which for the most part try to show us what we are like. This of course has huge importance as a subject to represent because our encounters with each other constitute the most significant elements of our experience. It’s through these encounters that we are able to think, to communicate and to love. It’s this that I try to show in my pictures, with a large and obvious caveat, we can of course never know, or show, what it’s like to be someone else, but we can show what can’t be said.