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Dean McDowell was born, lives and works in Northern Ireland.
Graduating with honours in graphic design, he worked within the
graphics industry for several years before moving into field of fine art.

Through the fine art medium he is intrinsically drawn to the beauty
within sorrow, this can be seen in his surreal portrait of people. Initially
one is drawn in by the dark emotional subject matter and the
circumstances of the image, and finally asked to question not only their
perspective but the artist’s final intent. Using traditional painting
techniques, coupled with his knowledge of illustration he plays with the
atmosphere of each painting, never deciding what the mood will be until
the final brush stroke.

McDowell has exhibited extensively with work shown and on display in
galleries throughout the UK, Europe and America.
girl with the bloody smile
the insatiable one
give me a reason to be beautiful
imperfect loneliness
No Angel
Dean Mcdowell
the melancholy joke
Be Absolute