Portraits

I am fascinated by people, the way they stand, the way they sit, they way that their personality is expressed in more than just their face. The challenge of portaiture is an an exciting one and likensess is an elusive thing

 
 
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Jenna

Acrylic on Board 40 x 50cm

This was a fine art student from about 15 years ago.  The starting point for the painting was her fingerless gloves, something intriguing about the way she say in a rocking chair in the art studio.

 
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Tiago

Oil on Paper 50 x 70cm

Another fine art student. He was a very exciting figurative painter and just at the start od his painting career.  I had set up a chair outside the fine art space and asked a whole load of students and staff to sit on the chair. The moment they sat down I snapped their photo. I was intrigued by the way that each sitter sat on the same chair differently and set about making a series of portraits.

 
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Jon Gilhooly

Oil on Paper 50 x 70cm

Jon is a artist and a close associate of mine whose own work is poetic, sculptural and mysterious.  This casual portrait was part of the same project as Tiago. In this painting his chair is disappearing in much the same way as his own work is concerned with magic.

  Ilana , Digital Portrait. Adobe Illustrator

Ilana, Digital Portrait. Adobe Illustrator

  John Hannah,  Digital Portrait. Adobe Illustrator

John Hannah, Digital Portrait. Adobe Illustrator

Michael Ball

This was the painting I made on Sky Arts portrait artist of the year 2018. I was one of the shortlisted artists in S4 Ep 7

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This was the other painting I made of Michael Ball on the Sky Arts portrait artist of the year 2018, S4 Ep7