Sydney artist Dean Spinks is often recognised for his unique crosshatching technique using fine-point black markers. Painstakingly slow, the gradual process of layering small lines creates a deep, dramatic and detailed artwork.
Finding paint too messy and pencil too smudgy, it wasn’t until Dean Spinks worked out that he could draw with pens that he really started to find his niche. Painstakingly crosshatching using fine black markers, Dean tries to capture the emotion and personality of his subjects in larger than life portraits. Obsessed with the symmetry of the human face, Dean chooses to work predominantly in portraiture but also chooses products, objects and native animals from time to time.