Next BIG project…

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After all the planning, designing, painting and marketing that has gone into ‘The Trophy Winners’, it’s certainly been worth it so far. With that in mind, my next project is going to be something of a similar scale and Artshub47’s “open exhibition” in November is the target event for it to be ready for…  … Read more »

The Directors Cut…

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It fills me with great pride to say that my new ‘Scouse Superhero Scandal Series’ of Liverpool-themed superhero artwork now adorns the walls of a very well-known and well-respected local business – The Directors Cut! (Click to enlarge) They are an award winning traditional barber shop with a modern twist, located in the heart of… Read more »

‘Marley’ commission…

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Working from a rare photo, I’ll be painting a 12×9″ box canvas in my usual black and white acrylics for my friend and regular customer Jess Steele … 12/07/17: 10mins… 1hr… 17/07/17: 2hrs45… 18/07/17: completed after just 4hrs30 – quickest ever painting to date!…

A bit of DIY, building a new display stand…

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After borrowing a really cool adapted easel from Charlie (studio owner) at the last market in St Hilda’s, I realised I needed to up my game. So, the original stand I built (which has served me well over the last 18 months or so) has been dismantled and partly used, along with new wood from… Read more »

‘Carry On’…

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Started another painting today as part of my recent British classic comedy series of work, this time of Sid James and Barbara Windsor in ‘Carry On Abroad’ (I believe)… 14/05/17: 45mins… 1hr30… 15/05/17: 4hrs30… 17/05/17: 6hrs30… 23/05/17: completed after 11hrs30 overall…

‘Journey’ experimental piece…

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After returning from Paris, I’m definitely in a different place art-wise. I just took a blank 18×14″ canvas today and began painting whatever comes in to my head. My aim here is to not look at anything for inspiration (photos etc) and just go with my thoughts. 09/05/17: 45mins… 3hrs… 11/05/17: completed after roughly 8hrs30…

‘The Trophy Winners – Rafael Benitez’…

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Number Eight of an eight-piece collection of paintings on 12×9″ canvases featuring Liverpool managers who have won silverware. This one is Rafa… 18/04/17: 10mins… 22/04/17: 45mins… 25/04/17: 1hr15… Complete change of heart regarding the composition! 15/05/17: 1hr30… 16/05/17: 1hr45… 24/05/17: 2hrs30… 01/06/17: 3hrs15… 14/06/17: 4hrs… 16/07/17: pretty much completed after 8hrs overall…

‘The Trophy Winners – Gerard Houllier’…

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Number Seven of an eight-piece collection of paintings on 12×9″ canvases featuring Liverpool managers who have won silverware. This one is Houiller… 18/04/17: 10mins… 22/04/17: 45mins… 25/04/17: 1hr15… Complete change of heart regarding the composition! 15/05/17: 1hr30… 16/05/17: 1hr45… 24/05/17: 2hrs30… 01/06/17: 3hrs15… 14/06/17: 4hrs30… 19/06/17: pretty much finished after 8hrs overall…

‘The Trophy Winners – Roy Evans’…

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Number Six of an eight-piece collection of paintings on 12×9″ canvases featuring Liverpool managers who have won silverware. This one is Evans… 18/04/17: 10mins… 22/04/17: 45mins… 25/04/17: 1hr45… Complete change of heart regarding the composition! 15/05/17: 2hrs… 25/05/17: 2hrs45… 01/06/17: 3hrs30… 14/06/17: 5hrs15… 20/06/17: pretty much done after 8hrs overall… 24/06/17: completed 8hrs10 overall…

‘The Trophy Winners – Graeme Souness’…

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Number Five of an eight-piece collection of paintings on 12×9″ canvases featuring Liverpool managers who have won silverware. This one is Souness… 18/04/17: 10mins… 22/04/17: 1hr… 24/04/17: 2hrs… Complete change of heart regarding the composition! 15/05/17: 2hrs15… 16/05/17: 2hrs30… 25/05/17: 3hrs… 02/06/17: 3hrs45… 12/06/17: 5hrs15… 21/06/17: pretty much finished after 7hrs45… 24/06/17: completed 8hrs overall…