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Welcome to DAN

Devon Artist Network (DAN) is a membership organisation set up to promote the visual arts and create opportunities for artists and makers in Devon.

DAN was established in 2004 and is a non-profit making organisation initiating a range of projects across the county including the well established Devon Open Studios (DOS) event that runs annually in September.

Featured Artist: Laura Hopes

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Living next to Dartmoor and within easy reach of the sea, I am drawn inexorably by the challenges of landscape painting. I try to capture an impression or mood in acrylic, oil, chalk or a mixture of media, abstracting, elongating or dreaming the geography or season.

I have become increasingly interested in the ways of portraying movement and the potential offered by using film, digital images or sound. Having always been particularly drawn to artists like Hodgkin and Matisse and their vivid use of colour, I seem to be equally concerned with shape and texture and thinking more 3-dimensionally.

I enjoy exploring conceptual areas of art and am drawn by the possibilities of installations and audio-visual pieces. At the same time, I always return to drawing and painting as a way of recording life and expressing myself.

Forthcoming Events
 DAN Events for 2014

 Wednesday, 18 June 2014

DAN's Events Calendar has been brought up to date - any additional events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.

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 N|E|W Ashburton Art Festival

 Friday, 26 September 2014


Contemporary Arts Weekend

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 Hive Art - "Menagerie a Trois"

 Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Lyme Regis, 

2013 RAMM Art Prize winning group HIVE (Ian Harbour, Sam Harrison & Su Scotting) take curious creatures out to play

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 Life Drawing Classes with Louise Banks

 Wednesday, 28 May 2104


Life Drawing Classes tutored with an expressive approach to drawing

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