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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Portrait Commission in Progress

The backstory to commissioning a portrait is the key to how, what, why and who your subject is. I met Elizabeth wen she visited a gallery I was the resident artist in a couple of summers ago. Elizabeth was still a striking looking woman at 72 years old when I met her. She asked me…

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Abstract ART Sold on its way to Australia

Sold an abstract painting to Jenny Murphy in Perth Australia, all the profit will go to our hero’s charities in the NHS. This painting was bit of a breakaway from my usual style however I felt inspired by resent trip to Cairns in Queensland and just felt intoxicated by the colour of the ocean. Using…

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Japanese Art

This painting is in the style of Takigawa the Japanese Artist. I used bright colours and moved away from the common Japanese and Chinese technique of just black and subtle colours. This painting depicts a special moment in a typical Tea-House . Japan is a fascinating country. The cities are huge however they are extraordinarily…

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Donating Sales to NHS Charities

The last three weeks have been strange times. Lockdown and social distancing are new language descriptors for us all too. What has become clear to us all is how precious life is and how important our NHS is to everyone in this country. Illness is no discriminator and we all value our health more than…

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