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Justin Hawkes

Justin Hawkes, born in 1955, is a painter and conservator. His own works are richly coloured abstracts with landscape allusions. He studied at Cambridge Anglia Polytechnic, 1974-76 and in Byam Shaw Art School in 1976 –80, where his teachers included Frank Bowling and Simon Willis. In his second year he gained the Graham Hamilton Drawing Award.

After leaving art school he undertook an apprenticeship as a painting conservator at the school of Helmut Ruhemann and became a visiting teacher to art schools.

Justin has shown worldwide in solo and group exhibitions, in Japan, Canada and the UK.

His watercolours have been accepted for open competitions at the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Watercolour Society.

Justin has taught part-time at Anglia Ruskin; designed and taught a series of lectures on ’The Care of Painting – Past and Present’ at Madingley Hall, in the Cambridge University programs for the public, learning for life 1996-1998.

Justin claims British colour-field painters like Robyn Denny, Richard Smith and Bridget Riley influenced him.

'In the many aspects of life that influence this work is the love of counterpoint. I like to think of composition as having some kind of balance and harmony in common with such music'.

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Rox Mechanism

Original watercolour on paper.

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Alternative Sequence

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Lost Green

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Original watercolour on paper.



Restored Ground

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