Delighted to be asked to do a portrait of this lovely young woman. Happily it passed her approval
Does a painted portrait have a longer ‘shelf life’ than a photograph? Given that it is a much longer process, and more subjective, what does this traditional art form still have to offer in the present day, when so many young people are taking selfies regularly on their devices and forgetting them hours later? Discuss!
This month’s activity…getting the last few paintings ready for my upcoming exhibition ‘A Month in New Zealand’, getting noteless printed and doing press releases to get it publicised.
Not sure if I have posted many pet portraits recently so here are a few. Please do contact me if you are interested in having a painting of your pet dog, cat, alligator etc. No job too small…
Following my Fifty Faces exhibition and a few months spent working on commissions that followed on from it I have been working on material for my next show, which will be in September at Bourne End library.
I have just been reminded that it has been a while since I last published a blog! Where has the time gone?!
Well, alongside a busy term of teaching and a series of trips over the summer I have been busy in the studio and today finished the 25th portrait in my series of 50.
Here is a quick view of the latest faces…
Here’s Hilary. Love her or loathe her she is the best chance America has of keeping Donald Trump out of the Oval Office. Just as I thought this was going to be the next political highlight we were rocked at home in the UK by the Referendum result. Suddenly the Britain we knew had decided to change its relationship to the world and our PM had resigned.
Angry. Shouting. Trump.
I expected this portrait to raise a few hackles and when I put it up on Facebook sure enough the comments came rolling in. He definitely gets people stirred up.
After painting Donald Trump (who I strategically placed at number 13 of 50) I felt the need to cleanse my sensitive artist’s soul by painting someone totally different. I sought (and achieved) solace from painting my beautiful children, Felix (above) and Harry (below).
Definitely feeling a lot better now.
If you would like a set of family portraits please get in touch for a quote.