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I'll Walk Into Your Parlour

'I'll Walk Into Your Parlour' delves into the contradictory desire to escape the pain of mental illness by heading deeper into depression.


Acrylic on illustration board

26.5cm x 72cm

© 2017 David Denton

Stiff Upper Lip
This painting deals with the ongoing struggle to appear as if everything is fine in the midst of depression.

Acrylic on illustration board
28cm x 73cm

© 2016 David Denton

For more information on my art visit:
Skin the Shine of the Rain
Depression's desire to destroy relationships is explored in 'Skin the Shine of the Rain'.

To watch a time lapse video of the painting process visit:…

Acrylics on illustration board
28cm x 73cm
© 2016 David Denton


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David Denton
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
For eighteen years, I taught infant children in various schools around the country. This mainly consisted of literacy and numeracy but I did occasionally (very occasionally) find time to teach the more fun subjects like music and art. I decided to change careers three years ago and in that time, I have been putting increasing amounts of effort into my art work to the point where it felt natural to paint professionally full-time.

Having experienced a few mental health issues over the years, I've decided - in true artist fashion - to personify them and put them down on paper. I take an initial idea and then allow my subconscious to develop it further through the use of free association and meditation. Using this approach, I create atmospheric nightmarish images which blend psychological horror and fantasy. Due to the personal nature of my work I chose a traditional painting style rather than digital art.

I live in the UK in Doncaster and use elements from the local area in my work. My influences are varied but I mainly draw on ideas and images from the surrealism movement, Lucio Fulci’s films and the stories of H.P. Lovecraft.


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WayfarerArt Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding to fav and watch!:happybounce: 
Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015
Xmas 2a by Joe-Maccer  
KeekaTiger Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
Hey, thanks for the llama! ;)
annonim Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015
thank you for fav :) 
Malahicha Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for adding my paintings! =) (Smile)=) (Smile)=) (Smile)
daviddentonart Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a pleasure. I really like the atmosphere and style of your paintings. :D (Big Grin) 
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