Philip Dunn

Philip Dunn in front of his paintings, Window Gallery 1985
In front of his paintings, Window Gallery 1985

Looking for ways to make his art more affordable, Philip immediately started to organise reproductions of his work, little realising that the printers' art consists almost entirely of creating the innovative and ubiquitous errors named after them. Nevertheless, his enthusiasm for ploughing all the profits back into stock was only slightly diminished when the taxman wanted his slice of the massive stacks of prints in cash, rather than kind.

However, he and Carole managed to put the deposit down and do up a 'two-up-two-down' in the Fiveways area of Brighton, around the time of his 40th birthday. Respectability and a modest garden were theirs at last. The flat in Palmeira Square was kept on as his studio and, as it was rented, magically became tax deductible. For the next few years hardly another soul entered this domain and, thus isolated Philip was free to indulge his private vices and, of course, to paint.

Instrumental in establishing Window Gallery 1982 and exhibited there for 25 years (one-man shows 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1996, though some with guest artists)