Artist Profile: Dean Proudfoot

‘Say it With Flowers’, oil painting

Dean Proudfoot is a painter based in Wellington.

My work has always been varied but, whatever the imagery, the paintings always come from a place of fun and accessibility.’ 

Dean’s oil paintings are a celebration of culture and identity; he enjoys referencing New Zealand’s cultural past and many of his works reference nostalgic culture and imagery from the 1950’s and 60’s, when cowboys were cool and children were free to roam and play.

His paintings appear in a number of prestigious private collections including the James Wallace Trust, the collection of Dunbar Sloane Senior and the Museum Art Hotel.

 

 

‘All At Sea, oil on canvas

Dean is also an award winning freelance illustrator of twenty years’ experience; he has worked with a diverse range of clients both in New Zealand and internationally.

His approach to art is firmly from the Lowbrow camp:

‘I believe art doesn’t have to be obscure or elitist but should challenge and evoke a response, and what’s more positive than a smile?’

Dean will be onsite for the duration of the 2017 NZ Art Show

‘Profiling’, oil on canvas

One of Many, oil on canvas

 

To Win or Lose‘, oil on canvas

‘Martin Prepares for Battle’, oil on canvas