Dan Belton – painter, printmaker, poet.
Dan Belton started originally to paint and print to illustrate his poems, and it was soon after that Billy Childish edited and released Dan’s first book of poems ‘Self Hate in a Phone Free Heaven’ on Hangman books in 1992.
Since this time he has put on several exhibitions in Brighton and Worthing, was invited to join the re-modernist art movement ‘The Stuckists’ in 2002, which found him exhibiting as par tof the 'Punk Victorian' show at the Walker National Gallery, Liverpool.
He formed the Brighton Stuckists in 2003, and for a time this small group exhibited for 2 years or so. in the Art House/Bee’s Mouth gallery bar, Brighton.
At this time he forms the solo nucleus of this group.
Written works include 'Rotten Stinking Garbage', 'Self Hate...' and 'Curmudgeon's Cask'. Another collection of poetry is in progress.
His main muses at the moment are bird life, the South Downs, ubiquitous self-portraits and images for burlesque lino prints.
Most recently he has started a cartooning project; the semi-autobiographical adventures of ‘Bottleneck’, and has recently supplied a book jacket for a book of Joseph Ridgwell's short stories.