Gavin Dobson


Gavin Dobson is a London based artist specialising in painting.

Storytelling is very important within Gavin's work - he is am fascinated by unearthing new stories and situations to take into his painting, alongside creating imagery from narratives throughout his own life. Gavin tends to keep his paintings loose and expressive, using fluid movements and textures to create engaging and lively pieces whilst thoughtfully leading the viewer to a chosen narrative. Gavin rarely know what a painting will look like until he begins the process, often using the canvas previously as a palette to create marks and mix colours unconsciously before it is used as the beginnings of a piece itself. This helps him keep the painting fresh and he especially enjoy finding the visuals often from the marks which were created without thought.

In recent years, Gavin has found his practice organically moving towards examining homosexuality, looking into the various subcultures which are still prevalent and the secret codes and behaviours which surround them.

Selected Exhibitions

The Other Art Fair - Saatchi The Affordable Art Fair - Battersea Twelve days of Christmas - Artiq Choose Love Auction - Printclub London Queer Frontiers - Artiq Blisters Season 8 - Printclub London Pride - Queer Frontiers - Brewer Street Soho Art Car boot Sale - Printclub Colour My world - Brighton Pride Film Fours Summer Screen - Somerset House Summer Salon - The Palm Tree Gallery

Selected Works

Staring Back by Gavin Dobson

Staring Back

Paintings - 46x36 cm
Lick by Gavin Dobson


Paintings - 30x25 cm
Nocturnal Creatures by Gavin Dobson

Nocturnal Creatures

Paintings - 102x76 cm
Turned by Gavin Dobson


Paintings - 102x76 cm
Exhaled by Gavin Dobson


Paintings - 76x76 cm
The wait by Gavin Dobson

The wait

Paintings - 76x76 cm
Gay in a bush by Gavin Dobson

Gay in a bush

Paintings - 60x75 cm
Frothing by Gavin Dobson


Paintings - 76x102 cm
The showers by Gavin Dobson

The showers

Paintings - 76x102 cm
A handful of Adam by Gavin Dobson

A handful of Adam

Paintings - 76x102 cm

Secret Love

Paintings - 76x76 cm

An angel with abs

Paintings - 102x76 cm

Poolboy - Ripples

Prints - 50x35 cm


Paintings - 30x25 cm


Paintings - 92x92 cm

Irish boy

Paintings - 60x60 cm

Red hot, cools down

Paintings - 76x102 cm

Between two lamps

Paintings - 31x25 cm

Breaking the ice

Paintings - 31x25 cm

Hot boy

Paintings - 31x25 cm

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