Portrait of George Best “The Best Ever Footballer”

https://www.manutd.com/en/players-and-staff/detail/george-best Arguably the greatest player in British football history. Belfast-born Best was already a Manchester United and Northern Ireland star aged 17. Dubbed ‘El Beatle’ by Portuguese press reporters in 1966 after United beat Benfica 5-1 in Lisbon, Best’s fashion sense and Beatle haircut saw him emerge as the first ‘pop-star’ footballer. The leading scorer…

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Budding Artists Child’s Play

This Florence an artist at 18 months old. She proves fine art is child’s play. I have added this paining image to my my merchandise. You can order a T-shirt, a bag, a print, a canvas.. anything and get it delivered directly to your home. Unique presents from original artwork click this link. https://pixels.com/profiles/2-sharon-platt .https://sharonplattartwork.com Fine…

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Shopping a Fine Art in Itself

Purposeful Shopping     The three shopping paintings where sold immediately they were dry! https://sharonplattartwork.com I enjoyed the technique of blurring the background using pallet knives. If you like the images I have loaded each one into my merchandising link. Use the link below to order a T-shirt, a bag, a phone cover, even a…

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John Hickton Boro Legend 499 games for Middlesbrough MFC

I painted John’s portrait because I watched him play way back in the 70’s for MFC. Only two players have made more appearances for the club and three have scored more goals than Boro legend John Hickton. also got to know him well as he played football with the best group of footballers from the…

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Girl With The Pearl Earring

Johannes Vermeer It depicts an imaginary young woman in exotic dress and a very large pearl earring. The work permanently resides in the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. Girl with a Pearl Earring, oil on canvas by Johannes Vermeer, c. 1665; in the Mauritshuis, The Hague. I have been learning from the old masters and…

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Nude Portrait Commission Done!

Photographer Ian Morrish commissioned a painting of his wife Jane. It was a fabulous piece. I have worked on nudes, life drawings and paintings however this was a first for me in terms of a full blown commission. I used a combination of media. I sketched the image first and then used acrylic to get…

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Painting hand all will be working next week

Whilst trying to social distance I broke my wrist. A serious bone fracture. Not good news for a portrait painter. 5 weeks in a plaster castor for my sins. Next week the cast comes off. I can’t wait a moment longer to get back to being creative and painting. I have three portrait commissions ready…

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Jack Vettriano the People’s Painter

Jack Vettriano the People’s PainterThe ArtistI came across a small gallery in Saratoga Upstate New York June 2019 whilst on holiday. I saw painting in a window of the gallery which I found it attractive to look at and somewhat wistful. So back in my studio in the North of England I painted my version…

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