“Senna” commissioned piece…

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I’m doing this piece on 16″x12″ canvas paper, not the box canvas as normal, as I’m going to get it framed/glazed once it’s finished (it’s for a friend to give as a gift so framed would be better)… (10/07/14) No sketch, just paint straight on. 1hr20 later… (14/07/14) 2hrs15… (16/07/14) 4hrs45… (19/07/14) All done after… Read more »

Colour piece “Wolf and the Pussy cat”

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Having received a set of colour acrylic paints from my brother and his missus for my recent birthday, I am compelled to take the plunge and start creating brighter, more colour-filled pieces. The first piece I shall be experimenting with is a scene from “The Wolf Of Wall Street” film, which I finally got round… Read more »

Side project for a friend…

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I’m currently working on a side project, unrelated to my ‘icon art’ works, which is going to be a surprise piece for a friend. I’ll upload the work in progress and finished article once its completed and my friend is in possession of the piece…I don’t want to spoil the surprise!! (09/06/14) (12/07/14) So here’s… Read more »

Inspired by the loss of my dear old nan…

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The next piece I am going to work on is inspired by my 94 year old nan, who died suddenly last Sunday. Even though she was a ripe old age, I think we are all still in shock as a family. My nan was the head of our family, and ‘family’ is what she was… Read more »

“Get This Through Your Head You”…

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GET THIS THROUGH YOUR HEAD YOU - Nicky (Joe Pesci) confronts Ace (Robert De Niro) in the Nevada desert in a classic scene from 1995 film "Casino". Painted on 20" x 16" box canvas in standard b&w acrylic. (MAY 2014)

I was going to begin this second year of painting by experimenting with colour…but i just don’t feel the time is right yet – I am still loving the black and white effect, its so much more classy/polished. So, at the end of April I started this piece, taken from the scene in “Casino” where… Read more »

It all began exactly one year ago…

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So i finished my latest painting, “The Tactician and The Magician”, exactly a year to the the day that I started and completed my very first painting, “The Trader”, back on April 18th 2013. What a productive year! Looking back, I am extremely happy at most of the end results and I think that first… Read more »

Second ‘sport-themed’ piece – “The Tactician and The Magician”…

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THE TACTICIAN AND THE MAGICIAN - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and the remarkable Luis Suarez, in b&w acrylic on 18" x 14" box canvas (MAR/APR 2014)

After Luis Suarez scored his third hat-trick of the season in yesterday’s 6-3 win away to Cardiff, it’s time I payed homage to both him and his manager Brendan Rodgers, both of whom are responsible for the rapid improvement in Liverpool’s performances/results this season. The reason I chose this photo is because it captures Brendan’s… Read more »

One for me – “My Fair Lady”

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MY FAIR LADY - I had to paint an Audrey Hepburn piece for myself after thoroughly enjoying painting the commissioned "Audrey" piece last time. Again it's in b&w acrylic on 18" x 14" box canvas (MAR 2014) SOLD at Galleria, Rainhill for £180.00 in Dec '15

I’ve become slightly emphatuated with Audrey Hepburn since my last commission, so I am going to paint a portrait of her for myself next. Another, less-common picture…                                                 (01/03/14) 25 min sketch… Read more »

Another commissioned piece, “Audrey”, stage by stage…

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AUDREY - commissioned piece for a friend's mums birthday. Audrey Hepburn, done from a rather obscure photo, in standard b&w acrylic on 18" x 14" box canvas (FEB 2014) SOLD

Having been asked to do a painting of the very iconic Audrey Hepburn, I’ve selected this photograph to work from. I love her coy little smile and also the way the background is out of focus (making Audrey the centre of attention), similar to the “Gatsby” painting I recently completed. I’m really looking forward to… Read more »