I welcome portrait commissions.
Below is a picture of me on Sky Portrait Artist of the Year, 2019.
Ellen and Sarah with the portrait commissioned by their mum as a Christmas present.
Andrew and M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)
Andrew is a long-term sufferer. M.E. is also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He has been declared fit to work, so he does not receive any benefits. M.E. is a recognised disease that is little-understood. There is no confirmed diagnostic test and no medical consensus in respect of either causes or of treatment. There is also no cure. Andrew is determined to treat himself. He remains positive and determined. Like many with M.E., he appears to occupy a grey zone, stigmatised and excluded by society. The portrait above attempts to capture this feeling of isolation.
I was delighted to learn that one of my paintings (Commuters) has been chosen for an exhibition at The Lightbox, in Woking. Works for the exhibition were drawn from The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art. The exibition was curated by the Young Curators group at The Lightbox. They were given unique access to The Ingram Collection of almost 600 paintings and sculptures “by some of the most important artists of the Modern British era” including Elizabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth and Eduardo Paolozzi. Other artists featured in the exhibition included Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. I’m very grateful that the Young Curators also spotted my work! My favourite picture in the exhibition was of a Mercedes, by John Bratby.
This picture of the exibition (below) is not very good, but it gives you the general idea.
I have made a very limited edition of full-size (100x70cm) giclee prints on beautiful 310gsm Hahnemuhle acid-free art paper. These are for sale at virtually cost price, £125 each (unframed). Please use the Contact form if you might be interested in one of these prints.
I was delighted to see my work featured on a brilliant new website, Mountridge Art Foundation, a place dedicated to young artists. Take a look. There is some great work to be seen, there.
This picture was also chosen by Clyde & Co for their annual awards scheme to “encourage and nurture emerging talent in the visual arts, by introducing final year art undergraduates to the corporate sector and showcasing their work, as they graduate from three leading art schools (Central St Martins, Chelsea and Wimbledon)”.