Philip Dunn

Philip Dunn in a rogue's gallery, 1975
Philip in a rogue's gallery, 1975

So, having sold out of his early style of work in just a few days, Philip rented a dilapidated but airy flat in Palmeira Square, Hove, where he started to paint as if paint itself was going out of fashion, which of course it was.

1970 found him teaching at a school north of Portsmouth (and later at Longhill School near Rottingdean), while showing his paintings through the John Whibley Gallery (again in Cork Street). Here he had his first one-man show in 1974, which included the first of his depictions of deckchairs. The people in these were mere changes of colour in the stripes: ciphers of the personalities of the sitters; executed in unrelenting brash oil colour with the texture of his mother's attempts at cake icing.

Taught art at Cowplain Secondary School for Boys, near Portsmouth 1969-71
Longhill School, Rottingdean 1971-73
Dorothy Stringer High School (Moulsecoomb Annexe), Brighton 1975-76
Held art classes for adults at various locations 1971-97 (notably, Whitehawk Community Centre, Brighton 1974-95)
John Whibley Gallery, London 1970-75 (one-man show 1974)