Why I paint people

Why I paint people

When people ask me what I prefer to paint it’s people, always people. I’m not making life easy for myself as I’ve found in the past few years of working as an artist that if you want to paint portraits, people much prefer having their animals...
Portrait prep

Portrait prep

After my sketching trip to Leeds I have hundreds of photos and sketches to go through to potentially turn into paintings. It’s slightly overwhelming, so I decided to break the process into steps and get some prep sketches done to solidify the ideas I had when I...
A sketching trip

A sketching trip

I’m planning a series of portraits to try to build a cohesive body of work. It’s quite easy to get stuck in your ways and paint only what and who is around you so I decided to be a bit brave and go on a sketching trip. My son works in Leeds and knows a...
Painting self-portraits

Painting self-portraits

Painting self portraits is fantastic painting and drawing practice, I paint them a lot, not because I love the sight of myself or through vanity, I hope you don’t think that! The main reason is that I am a willing model for myself, I pose how I want and I will...

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