Dickon has always had a keen interest in our industrial heritage and historic transport, and ever since he can remember has been sketching away on paper that comes within his orbit. Starting his artistic career young, when he was at primary school he won various art competitions and sold his first piece of work to one of his teachers. At the age of 14 he was the youngest ever contestant on Channel 4’s Watercolour Challenge. Dickon has exhibited his work in London and in many local art society exhibitions. His first solo exhibition was in 2008.
Dickon with his 1929 Austin Seven
Dickon grew up in the village of Holybourne, Hampshire, and now lives in Alton less than a mile from the Watercress Line – Hampshire’s heritage steam railway – from which he derives much inspiration. He has gained much knowledge of heritage transport from working for the Hampshire Museum Service. He is a member of a number of motoring related clubs and owns a vintage 1929 Austin Seven RK Saloon and a 1936 Triumph Vitesse which he and his wife take to shows and events throughout the year.
Dickon at work
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