Dean's career as a fine artist and later as a designer and digital artist creating images and resources for people who have learning and communication disabilities has taught him that art can be provoking/emotional. This along with the coastline around Yorkshire has played a huge part in his life, inspiring him to develop into the artist he is today.
As a fine artist, Dean spends a great deal of time concentrating on detail but has come to enjoy changing focus by using light and colour to capture observations and engagement with the surroundings. This has helped to produce a glimpse of a view that provokes more of an emotional response. The artwork acts as a starter of a conversation or memory of a walk on the beach, a dropped ice cream or a collapsing sandcastle.
The challenge is to see beyond the distraction of a detailed composition, and the attempt to capture a unique scene. The capturing of light and colour in specific locations is where Dean's inspiration always starts. Leading to his fusion of contemporary art and vintage poster rolled into the style you see today.
You can always find Dean walking with his wife along the beautiful beaches around his home in Filey chatting about what location to draw next. Dean does draw the odd location inland but he always returns to our stunning coastline where his true passion lies.