My name is Dylan and I was born on October the 10th 1971 in a town called Rugby. We moved from there to Coventry then Australia then Stratford-upon-Avon and then back to Australia and then back to Stratford-upon-Avon. We also moved several more times in each of these places. The things I like most in life are beer, cars, pigs and people, and now that I have children I quite like those as well. I don’t like watching too much telly, I don’t like horses, I’m strangely allergic to penguins and although artists aren’t supposed to be materialistic I like to spend an unhealthy amount of time dreaming about what I would buy if I won the lottery.
I started to earn a living in art by becoming a street artist which I did for 8 or 9 years. Needing something a bit more secure I decided to open a gallery, limited funds forced the idea of doing this on a narrow boat, it sounds pretty odd but it actually worked quite well and this is pretty much where all this sort of thing started. Working from the boat meant I could display all my other work such as the Long People and Wonky Buildings. After working hard on a collection for a year or so I began selling through other galleries which started to give me much more exposure and quite quickly there was a lot more demand for the work. So far it has been getting better each year and this year I was invited to become one of the Official BT Olympic Artists