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About the Artist Neil Dawson

Fine artist, Neil Dawson is famed for his visual execution of an intoxicating and mesmerising raft of cityscapes, which he plots with a dazzling array of glorious tones and redolent shades to subjugate a sprawling metropolis. Dawson’s magnanimous urban jungle gleefully pits dynamic lighting against rain-dashed surfaces, which throw creative caution to the wind as each element and then some glares off a perpetual cavalcade of familiar buses and taxi cabs, be they pictorially native of London or New York. There’s an uplifting photographic quality to each Dawson composition, that radiates a virtual reality from the canvas, with a real sense of anticipation that the frame could spring to life and jump forth from its frame at any given moment.

Works By Neil Dawson

  • Regent Street Rain by Neil Dawson
    Regent Street Rain
  • Nighttime Rain by Neil Dawson
    Nighttime Rain
  • Afternoon Shower by Neil Dawson
    Afternoon Shower
  • Soho Cab Ride by Neil Dawson
    Soho Cab Ride
  • Piccadilly Reflections by Neil Dawson
    Piccadilly Reflections
  • Night Time In the City by Neil Dawson
    Night Time In the City
  • New Yorker by Neil Dawson
    New Yorker
  • City Splendour II by Neil Dawson
    City Splendour II
  • No Sleep in My Dream by Neil Dawson
    No Sleep in My Dream
  • City Splendour - Original by Neil Dawson
    City Splendour - Original
  • City Splendour by Neil Dawson
    City Splendour
  • The Bay Bridge by Neil Dawson
    The Bay Bridge
  • Venetian Reflections by Neil Dawson
    Venetian Reflections
  • London City Rush by Neil Dawson
    London City Rush
  • Twilight Taxi by Neil Dawson
    Twilight Taxi
  • Urban Dawn by Neil Dawson
    Urban Dawn
  • Homeward Bound by Neil Dawson
    Homeward Bound
  • West End Reflections by Neil Dawson
    West End Reflections
  • Brooklyn Nights by Neil Dawson
    Brooklyn Nights
  • Twilight At Tower Bridge by Neil Dawson
    Twilight At Tower Bridge
  • St Pauls Skyline by Neil Dawson
    St Pauls Skyline
  • Venetian Lights by Neil Dawson
    Venetian Lights
  • Avenue Of The Americas by Neil Dawson
    Avenue Of The Americas
  • A Night To Remember by Neil Dawson
    A Night To Remember
  • City Life by Neil Dawson
    City Life
  • Hot In The City by Neil Dawson
    Hot In The City
  • City Lights by Neil Dawson
    City Lights
  • Yellow Cabs Times Square by Neil Dawson
    Yellow Cabs Times Square
  • Nightfall Tower Bridge by Neil Dawson
    Nightfall Tower Bridge
  • River Panorama by Neil Dawson
    River Panorama
  • Towers Over London by Neil Dawson
    Towers Over London
  • Midnight Adventure NYC by Neil Dawson
    Midnight Adventure NYC



How strange then to read that these might have never happened, and that Dawson’s painting anthology might not have existed in this context to actually be told. Rewind a number of years and this may have indeed been the case, despite early indications suggesting that Dawson was definitely destined to be an artistic winner. Showing much creative promise and visual awareness throughout his childhood and in particular recognized within a school environ, Dawson was actively encouraged by one and all to pursue his dream and realise his aspirations at his first opportunity. This duly came when he gained a place on a foundation art course at fabled seat of uber creative learning, London’s Central St Martins College. A mecca for generations of the gifted and the downright good of all things art. Alumni who have gone on to become household names in their respected creative arenas from interior and fashion design to product and spatial design.

Unfortunately for Dawson, he wasn’t prepared to bear his artistic soul in the way requested during the course, and more pertinently to describe at great length as to why he had created what he had (in terms of coursework) and what that work might say to those who viewed it. Dawson felt that every individual who potentially gazed upon his works would arrive at their own conclusions on that specific piece, and that by systematically dissecting and conducting a visual post-mortem on every study translated to his mind as providing a self-justification for the works. This underpinned aspect of the course didn’t sit right with Dawson, and although he completed the year’s study the damage had already been done, and that ultimately he had started questioning the validity of his hitherto love of the subject matter. Once the seeds were inadvertently planted, it was impossible for Dawson to approach his art with the same vim as he had previously, and decided on a complete career-rethink. That re-think was as monumental as could be, as bidding an early farewell to art as a vocation, Dawson instead flung his arms open wide to an alternate career in banking; once he’d graduated with a degree in economics that is. For many years Dawson never gave painting a second thought, as he prospered in a financial environment and made his way accordingly. Yet art was going to pop up its jazzy head and bite him on the derriere sooner rather than later.

Dawson had spent a deal of time travelling the world, and immersing himself in other cultures as he plotted his coordinates around the globe. And keen to collate visual memories from everything he did, felt, saw, smelt and generally experienced, Dawson recording each and every element on his camera to pictorially trace his explorations. It turned out to be these seemingly innocent photos that re-awakened Dawson’s restless creative spirit, and the processing of which paved the way for the next chapter in his professional life. On returning to his native England, Dawson felt the sudden, overriding urge and compunction to replicate and reimagine this photographic diary of his travels. Finding a great source of excitement and a renewed challenge in life, Dawson whittled away with those original paintings, visually photocopying what he’d observed first hand onto a series of blank canvases.

Met with approval from all quarters and reminding Dawson as to the dormant skillset and virtuoso gift he’d been afforded from a young age, after a short period of practising and perfecting his newly-rediscovered artistic prowess, he jacked in his job as a banker and began this energized new phase of his very existence as a fully-fledged professional fine artist.

Latest Artworks

Framed Size: 76 x 76 cm


Framed Size: 76 x 76 cm


Framed Size: 91 x 91 cm
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