Andrew Dibben studied Fine Art at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Norwich School of Art. He finished his studies in 1972, and became a full-time professional artist in 1989. Since then he has specialised in landscape and marine subjects in diverse styles. A large number of prints have been produced from his paintings, which have sold in some 30 different countries worldwide.


Dibben is primarily a watercolourist, noted for his highly detailed studio work, but has also worked extensively in the field, resulting in a work of a looser appearance. He is particularly known for his minutely observed paintings of small wooden boats, architectural subjects, and also expansive beach scenes. He has also produced paintings of ocean liners and cruise ships.


In early 2008, Dibben was a Finalist in a competition run by the prestigious magazine “International Artist”. His work has featured in two books published by them, and the magazine ran an eight-page feature on the artist in its December/January 2009 issue. For information on this publication, go to www.internationalartist.com


Dibben has shown work regularly for more than 24 years at The Gallery, Picturecraft, in Holt, North Norfolk, and has had a number of one-man shows there, most recently in 2009 and 2014. See: www.picturecraftgallery.com  He has also shown at Mandell’s Gallery, Norwich, and various other galleries.


Andrew Dibben is a founder member of the I.E.A. (Institute of East Anglian Artists), and is a Council member. See: www.eastanglianartists.com

He has shown work with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (R.I.), the Society of Graphic Fine Art, and the Laing Competition.





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. (Currently out of print).


A second volume, from the same publisher, “NORFOLK WATERSCAPES” was published at the end of October 2005.


A third, large format limited edition book, “BOATS, BEACHES AND BARNS”, was self-published in 2010.


A 44-page booklet, “WORKING BOATS AND HEATHS”, was produced to accompany the 2014 exhibition.


Paintings have been acquired by the following companies:

P&O Cruises

Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines

Princess Cruises

D.F.D.S. Seaways

O.V.D.S., Narvik

Celebrity Cruises





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