Andrew Dibben studied at Norwich School of Art, gaining the Diploma in Art & Design in 1972. After this, he worked in a number of occupations, painting in his spare time, until becoming a full-time professional artist in 1989. He paints marine and landscape subjects, working mainly in watercolour, with occasional work in oil and pastel. His eye for detail, while still conveying powerful atmosphere, has proved popular with corporate buyers and the public alike, and led to commissions from major shipping companies in the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, and the USA.
A number of the artist’s paintings have been published as prints, which, together with originals, have sold in 30 countries worldwide. He has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The Mall Galleries, London, has had work selected in the Laing Competition, and has had one-man shows in Britain and France.
The book “Andrew Dibben’s Norfolk Watercolour Landscapes”, with Foreword by Dame Norma Major, was published to great acclaim by Halsgrove in 2002, and was reprinted a year later. A second volume, from the same publisher, “Norfolk Waterscapes” was published at the end of October 2005, with a Foreword by Norfolk writer and broadcaster Keith Skipper.
The magazine “International Artist” published an 8-page feature on Andrew Dibben’s work in the Dec 2008 / Jan 2009 issue.