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Monday, 31 May 2010


This is the last sale I will be having for 2010. There are 6 paintings left at MEGA discounted prices, here are a few scrummy Vibrant paintings I've personally selected - they're waiting for their new homes:

SYMPHONY - was £199.99 NOW £99.99 (ONLY FOR TODAY)
click here to view full details of Symphony

FLOW - was £129.99 NOW £49.99 (ONLY FOR TODAY)
click here to view full details of Flow

FLOW TO THE SHORE - was £199.99 NOW £99.99 (ONLY FOR TODAY)
click here to view full details of Flow to the Shore

copyright of all images remain with the artist Jean G Dayton

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Cool Banner - East meets West - designed by Ed Rowan Lee

How cool is this....An art friend of mine who follows my work on Facebook  has very kindly made this lovely banner from one of my paintings. Ed approached me with an idea of putting a banner on his blog with a link to my website and he came up with this fantastic design, with the emphasis on East meets West - I love it! So thank you Ed. You might be interested to read Ed's blog which can be found here called the Eduction Lane

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Exhibition of Art with Bentley Glasgow & Williamson Innes

Prestigious Event

I have been asked to exhibit a few of my abstract paintings with Williamson Innes. Williamson-Innes Contemporary Art Gallery in association with Bentley Cars in Glasgow are hosting a corporate event at  the De Vere's Cameron House on Loch Lomond on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th May. Some of you might know the hotel as the Carrick Golf Club & Spa, looks like a fantastic setting and I am very proud to have my Art on display there. I won't actually be there myself, as I am probably as far South as you can get in the UK and Loch Lomond is in Scotland - although I wouldn't mind playing a round of golf or indulging in a pamper sesh at the Spa. Wishing everyone an enjoyable and successful 2 day event.

The two paintings selected are:
Crazy Nights
Flow to the Shore

Monday, 19 April 2010

Art Clearance Sale


I'm having a Spring Clearance Sale of ALL Art on my website that I have for sale, please visit my site at: to view all paintings in this fantastic sale.

View available paintings now:

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Abstract Work

Some new abstract enjoying the energy of colour and flow:


Sunday, 4 April 2010

Mad Easter Sale

 Click to view Mad Easter Sale

I'm having a Sale
Fantastic Discounts for early birds
Sale must end Midnight April 5th!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Spring Newsletter from artist Jean G Dayton

Click on the link below to view the Latest News, Offers & New Work from Jean Dayton

included in this newsletter:

  • Art Collaboration
  • Mini Abstracts
  • Monthly Sale Painting
  • More Prints on offer

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Latest Commissions

Here are some of my latest commissions:

A Sea of Diamonds
A beautiful seascape scene, i literally felt like I was there with this one, such a massive canvas 130cm square - named by my client as 'Sunrise' - its one of my favourite visions of looking out onto a sea full of diamonds. Painted in oils on a deep edged canvas.


Large Canvas Abstract
This one is a 48x30" large canvas oil, named by my client as 'A Winter Dream', painted in rich reds, white with a touch of grey/black, based on my original, Turning Point


Into the Dive
24" x 24"
Oil on canvas
was £199.99 NOW £99.99 
for limited time only

In Situ:
copyright of all images remains with the artist Jean G Dayton

Monday, 15 February 2010

Essence of Floral

Some new Floral Work, enjoy the essence:

"Chocolate Calla" (click here to view full details)

"Love Frangipani" (click here to view full details)

Monday, 8 February 2010

Truly Inspired : My Creative Friend Melinda Mulcahy

When I met Melinda Mulcahy about 2 years ago I was very fortunate to be commissioned to paint a painting of her two girls in a beach scene on the seashore - little did I know at the time that Melinda was such a talented lady.....It's not often I meet people with such creative energy and passion for what they do and with Melinda she positively oozes this amazing creative talent. I feel we were meant to meet as ever since we have supported each other in our work, inspiring each other to continue on this creative path we tread.

Although a recent day out in London had to be re-scheduled I thought it would still be a great idea to get to know more about Melinda, what makes her tick and keeps her inspired to make such fantastic designs, here's the interview;

JGD What was the pivital moment that changed your career towards jewellery making?
Melinda: I went to a jewellery party a friend put on and I was shocked that someone was producing such rubbish, and more so that people were buying it! I knew I could do soooooo much better, so signed up for an intermediate course, beginners would have been too slow! I saw a great magazine and subscribed to it for learning purposes and then started trawling the internet for materials. Being 2003, not everyone was online, so I could only find basic materials to start with. But of course, my controlling urge for quality pushed me to dig far and wide to locate what I really wanted, GEMS! You generally have to travel to get what you want. It's a hard life I tell myself when I'm knee deep in gemstones at my Indian suppliers!

JGD What is your favourite gemstone?
Melinda: In terms of colour, I love tourmaline for all it's colours, but mostly pink tourmaline as it's a difficult colour to obtain if your on a budget, so too is red. However, in terms of technical beauty and what lies beneath the stone, I would say Labradoriate because if it's iridescence and changes in light. I see pure magic, in every stone or pearl.

JGD What has been your biggest hurdle?
Melinda: Doing everything myself. Especially teaching myself how to use Photoshop. Not easy when I don't have anyone to ask. YouTube tutorials are my new best friend.

JGD Your biggest disappointment?
Melinda: Seeing a piece you have designed copied and being flogged cheaper in some high street shop.

JGD Your best moment in your work?
Melinda:This has never been about moments, rather it's been about building a business over a period of time, although I enjoyed the photoshoot with Jo-Emma. Actually, its that moment when I finish a new design and looking at what I produce everyday is enough to hold my head high.

JGD Who is your fashion idle?
Melinda: Well, most people would imagine that I look towards the celebrity world of who's who in fashion. But actually, I only wish everyone were as classy as my dear friend, her name will remain a secret as she will get embarrassed and others might feel hurt or jealous. But she is always turned out and immaculate and I wish to be just like her when I grow up. Oh and I do love Cameron Diaz for taking risks.

JGD What is your best accessory?
Melinda: My divine daughters. Anyone would look amazing around them, they sparkle better than any diamond. I remember trying to take my baby in her stroller into the Boucheron in Zurich (a very posh jewellery store similar to Gerard or the like) and the security guy asked me to leave my baby by the door! I told him my baby was worth more than ALL the jewellery in the shop, to which he backed down, smiled and helped me up the stairs with the stroller.

JGD Apart from your children?
Melinda: I'm a self-confessed prolific over dresser, but I've had the most wear from my Star's and multi-coloured V07 Heart bracelets (obviously not worn together). Although I do love seeing people's reaction to my knuckle busting huge triangular Brazilian Amethyst which is always a talking piece.

JGD What do you never leave home without?
Melinda:Well, I'm a practical person, so I would have to say a bag so that it can carry my keys, wallet etc, but as I'm high maintenance, I virtually never leave home without mascara, lipgloss, watch and earrings. My new Shangri-La Collection is easy to wear and goes with anything.

JGD How do you judge others when you go out.
Melinda: Whilst I love people watching, I actually gain more by new ideas than I would judge against anyone. I tend to ignore the worst and draw from the good, that's my life's ethos. If a friend looked terrible in an outfit, I would always tell them it doesn't do them justice, just as I would expect of a friend to tell me.

JGD Why candles alongside your jewellery?
Melinda: As a connoisseur of all things beautiful, I see items of luxury everywhere, but I'm let down by the quality of the product. For instance, Jo Malone candles may smell nice, but they omit harmful toxins, as do 99% of the candle market. Strangely, even as I child, I always knew I would produce a fragrance or scent of my own, although I didn't know how, when or what. I started researching and then testing, to finally make what I wanted, i.e clean burning essential oil candles that last for ages. My burning desire is to capture the essence of my childhood growing up around Sydney's sunny shores with the divine scent of Frangipani. However, it's extremely expensive, but that has never stopped me before. I am hoping to one day produce my own sprays, soaps and so much more.

JGD Someone commented about how you find the time with two young children, so what's the secret?
Melinda: There was period when I didn't watch tv for over a year when my second child was just a baby, but as I became so exhausted, I had to take stock. I now consider my work to be a bonus in my life and whilst it keeps me busy, I always prioritise family and friends first. I also allow myself a little bit of tv time. It's amazing what you can fit into a day around the school run.

JGD What have you learnt?
Melinda:I may not have made the big time yet, but I can do anything if I put my mind to it. It also makes life so much easier if you know someone!

JGD I notice you wrote poems, are they really your own?
Melinda: Of course, in fact, I don’t tend to read any poetry at all which is sacrilege I know. Not even Dylan Thomas! Although I have the desire, just lacking the time. I would much rather write my own from the heart than read others. Their not to be taken seriously, it’s really just making light out of something.

JGD What's in the pipeline?
Melinda: Well I am hoping the Celtic Manor will allow me to sell my jewellery in the hotel during the Ryder Cup, as they currently stock it. I want to offer international guests a taste of Welsh workmanship!
I have always wanted to design and produce my own bags and I have been looking into this over the last 2 years.I will launch more scents for the candles sometime within the year online and also will finally develop the Limited Edition Gallery which will be sell one-off pieces.

I am loving Melinda's new ONE-OFF and LIMITED EDITION creations, my favourite has to be the Hearts for Valentines collection – “Golden Heart” – I love it! Just click on the pic below to view the new site:

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Abstracts Inspired by the Sea and Warmer Shores

Anyone who knows me well will know I'm pretty much always going on about holidaying in the Maldives - having spent a wonderful 2 weeks on one of the many many Islands about 5 years ago, I long to go back and experience the warmth of the sun on my face in this truly magical place on our planet - I would so often say to myself whilst there ' I am in heaven on earth' and feel feelings of freedom and expansion just knowing that right now I am in the middle of the Indian Ocean, what an amazing feeling that is being away from it all, completely..........and yes, in my mind I go there often and experience all those feelings............anyway, this is what inspires me to paint the sea in the colours I have chosen - beautiful rich blues, turquoise and shimmers of gold and white:

Sea Breeze 90 x 90cm oil on canvas

Into the Dive 60 x 60cm oil on canvas

 I Feel the Energy 76 x 76cm oil on canvas

Across the Sands 100 x 76cm oil on canvas

all images are copyrighted to the artist Jean G Dayton

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Happy Customers - Happy Artist

A Solitary Role
Some may say being an artist is a solitary role, working on our own for the majority of the time and as a great deal of artists now sell their work mainly over the internet, a little impersonal too.

Positive Interaction
For me, I need the interaction with my clients and wherever possible I will always meet for consultations on a project and personally hand deliver paintings - this way I get to meet the person, get more of a feel for a project. This, apart from the actual painting, is the best part of my job, communication and interaction with my clients - something I put high up on my list as I pride myself in delivering high quality customer service.

Wonderful Feedback
So it is such a joy for me when I always get such wonderful feedback from my clients. Just recently I was commissioned to paint an abstract piece for a client who was buying a Christmas present for friends; I received an email from the friend who very kindly sent me a photo of the painting in situ, as below:

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Leading the Way

My latest Yacht commission 'Leading the Way' - a very large 48" x 24" oil on canvas

Abstract Yacht Seascapes : Seascape Art : Yachts : Yacht Racing