Photo: Pen Dalton in Walthamstow, London

Pen Dalton

Artist, Researcher

I identify with the working-class notion of 'the paint job.” Unlike fine art painting – a good paint job unashamedly reveals painting as an economic activity and sets out to produce a high finish, a pleasing decorative effect, and a meretricious display of technique. My sources are drawn from non-art practices such as nail-art, coach-painting, housepainting, wallpaper, tole painting and card-art.


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Location Walthamstow, London
Activities Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Painting, Research
Tags paint, 'finish', good paint job

News & Events

  • Contemporary British Abstraction

    28/02/2015 – 11/04/2015
    SE9 Container Gallery

    a group show including thirty-five artists all working in the United Kingdom. Selected by artists Matthew Macaulay and Terry Greene,

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  • Pen Dalton. Paint Jobs

    t Marylebone church crypt, London

    This show exhibits paintings identified with the working-class notion of 'the paint job"

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