Jim Dowton

 

I paint simply because I enjoy it.

 

I love the process of painting, as well as the challenge and excitement of trying to produce a piece that will be pleasing to me and, hopefully, will also give enjoyment to others.

 

My working life was in education as a full-time primary school teacher. It was only in the last few years, when teaching part-time, that I started to paint more regularly.

 

Most of my work is with soft pastels and with acrylics, though I do also use oil pastels and pencils. I also enjoy experimenting with collage and mixed media. Though I dabble with a range of subject matter, my prime interest is painting portraits, figures and, occasionally, wild animals.

 

I have had no formal art training but, while living in Aylesbury, I worked for an extended time with a group of local artists from the Aylesbury Vale area who specialised in portrait painting.

 

I work mainly from both photographs and life as a springboard for my art work and I do undertake occasional commissioned work.

 

Further examples of my paintings may be viewed in Gallery 5 of the website: www.artzeit.com

Portrait of a Young Woman, Jim Dowton

Portrait of a Young Woman, Jim Dowton

Jim Dowton, House in the Hills (2)

Jim Dowton, House in the Hills (2)

Nude Female Seated, Jim Dowton

Nude Female Seated, Jim Dowton

Jim Dowton, Reconstruction (abstract)

Jim Dowton, Reconstruction (abstract)

Taking It Easy in the Armchair, Jim Dowt

Taking It Easy in the Armchair, Jim Dowt

Jim Dowton Wolf - Wild & Free

Jim Dowton Wolf - Wild & Free

Jim Dowton Industrial Derelict

Jim Dowton Industrial Derelict

Jim Dowton Rhino

Jim Dowton Rhino

Jim Dowton, Woman Crouching

Jim Dowton, Woman Crouching

Gymnast Jim Dowton

Gymnast Jim Dowton

Loose Fruit Jim Dowton

Loose Fruit Jim Dowton

Shells, Waves & A Rope, Jim Dowton

Shells, Waves & A Rope, Jim Dowton

Squirrel, Jim Dowton

Squirrel, Jim Dowton

A Face of Afghanistan

A Face of Afghanistan

Geisha

Geisha

Dancers

Dancers

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