Alastair Dacey


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The unexpected play of light, form and interpretive realism characterize my approach to painting. 

I trained at the Rhode Island School of Design, Ingbretson Studios and Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. My love of observation-based art and the painterly search for values and color are deeply informed by nineteenth century aesthetic traditions, which I applying  to contemporary life and my own sensibilities and tastes. I focus most intently on the portrait and human figure, fulfilling portrait commissions and creating work for exhibition.

I co-curated the 2016 exhibition “Illuminating Tarbell, Legacy in Action” and am an active painting and drawing instructor. My work is in noteworthy collections including the St. Botolph Club and the New Hampshire State House. 

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