My exhibition of paintings featuring Bob Dylan will be at The Little Gallery at Broad Canvas, Broad Street, Oxford from 5th August to 2nd September 2019.
The year 1941 features somewhere in most of these paintings. This is the year that both Dylan and myself were born and I have been collecting his recordings and taking an interest in his life since the 1960s. For me, as a theme-based painter, this was enough to get me started. Bob Dylan allegedly chose his stage name from Welsh writer, Dylan Thomas, who he greatly admired. As a fan of Thomas myself, it was easy to find Welsh connections to back up the portraits. I have also included places from my childhood in South Wales in these paintings.