Haydn Dickenson

Haydn Dickenson was born in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom where he still lives and works.

The Russian Artist Dasha Balashova has written about Haydn’s artwork: “The Art of Haydn Dickenson is like a true symphony, whose depth in all its diverse movements, inner ‘nerve’, expressive energy, live creative impulse, artistic passion and constant search take us beyond reality into spheres of the infinite. These are works that resonate with the heartbeat of life.”

Haydn’s work ranges from rapid nude sketches in graphite, ink and watercolour, through abstracted nude work in oils and acrylic, to more overtly free pieces in which collage, acrylics and oils collaborate in a suggestive dance of colour, texture and form – at times urgent and vital, at others calm, meditative and spiritual. He is inspired by the Natural World, and by Humanity, Mysticism, Spirituality and Sensuality. Musical references also appear – Haydn’s former career was as a Concert Pianist. He also produces handmade original greetings cards in Abstract and Nude designs, ideal for that special occasion. Please ask for details of any work or possibility for Commissions via the contact form on this site.

As a musician, Haydn has frequently remarked that when he paints, he is painting music and, when playing the piano, he moulds sound like a painter; the essential pliability of sound and its power to seduce the listener finds echoes in his work on canvas and paper. Haydn’s work is lyrical, expressive and musical – demonstrating, perhaps, that all artistic expression flows from the same well-spring of creativity.

Haydn’s work features in private collections in the UK, France, Norway, the USA, China, Taiwan, Thailand, India, Afghanistan, Jordan and many other countries and continents. He has exhibited widely in the South of England and in France. Haydn is a member of the Bayswater Road Artists Association, exhibiting every Sunday on the railings at Bayswater Road, London.