From my my new series – ‘LONDON PORTRAITS: LIFE SENTENCES’. This collection is of portraits of Londoners who alter the present, whilst respecting the creativity, history and diversity of the city’s rich past. This is Muriel Belcher who ran the Colony Rooms in Soho from 1948.
Dameon’s work focuses on times and events of social change in history. These stories are intensively researched and results in works with a strong narrative – with emphasis on the people involved in the unfolding dramas.
Dameon has sold extensively nationally and internationally. He lives and works in Rochester, UK.
‘He somehow managed - despite a steady underlying seriousness which few writers have matched - to step round the pit of self-importance and to keep his membership i the ordinary human race in the front of his mind and his writing’ Arthur Miller
Please contact me if you would like to arrange a viewing of my work:
Studio 3, The Halpern Conservancy Board Building. 15A High Street. Rochester. Kent. ME1 1PY.
‘Cannery Row in Monterey in California is a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream. Cannery Row is the gathered and the scattered, tin and iron and rust and splintered wood, chipped pavement and weedy lots and junk heaps, sardine canneries of corrugated iron, honky tonks, restaurants, and whore houses, and little crowded groceries, and laboratories and flophouses. Its inhabitants are, as the man once said, "whores, pimps, gamblers and sons of bitches," by which he meant Everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, "Saints and angels and martyrs and holy men," and he would have meant the same thing. 'Cannery Row' by John Steinbeck
From Men’s File magazine, Spring 2019, article Dameon Priestly Artist