“Dogue One” – project for Merseyside Dogs Home…

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I find it really, really challenging to put my time, effort and energy into trying to get my small business off the ground whilst I see so many images and sad stories of things close to my heart that I know I could be doing much more to help prevent or at least raise awareness… Read more »

“Queen Ethel”…

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I’m going to paint this fantastic photograph of my nan and give it as a Christmas present to my dad. She looks like royalty on this photo, it’s perfect… 09/11/16: 1hr30… 10/11/16: 2hrs30… 17/11/16: 4hrs15… 14/12/16: 6hrs… 15/12/16: 8hrs… 18/12/16: 11hrs… 21/12/16: completed after roughly 14hrs…

“Max” commission…

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Photo to work from… 09/11/16: 20mins… 1hr… 2hrs… 3hrs… 4hrs45… 18/11/16: 8hrs30… 23/11/16: completed after around 11hrs…

“Penny’s Lane”…

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Another piece started at 11pm on a weekend night when my overactive brain kicks in!! Again, on a 12×9″ box canvas. 21/10/16: 45mins… 26/10/16: 2hrs45… 27/10/16: 4hrs… 03/11/16: 9hrs… 04/11/16: completed after 10hrs30…

“The Light Knight”…

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This is going to incorporate some photos I purposely took on Monday 18th… 19/10/16: 45mins… 1hr30… 20/10/16: 2hrs30… 26/10/16: 3hrs30… 27/10/16: 7hrs15… 02/11/16: completed after roughly 14hrs…   In May 2017, ‘The Light Knight’ became ‘The Light Knight Rises’, as part of an exhibition featuring my five other pieces in the “Scouse Superhero Scandal Series’… Read more »

“Liverzool”…

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11pm on a Saturday night and I suddenly get inspired to paint Sigourney Weaver as “Dana/Zool” in “Ghostbusters”. This is going to be another hybrid piece but with a more sustainable theme that I am going to run through my next few pieces. How I came to start painting this is down to fate I… Read more »

“Lonesome Gus”…

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I shall be starting my second ‘western-themed’ commission for Dan Cassidy (friend and published author of the brilliant “Pistol Man” novel, amongst others) this week. It’s of ‘Augustus “Gus” Mcrae’ from”Lonesome Dove”, and I’ve spent weeks trying to decide whether to do it in my classic monochrome style or give it a full colour boost… Read more »

“Lana Del Boi”…

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This will be the third project where I take two iconic people (who I happen to have already painted individually in my career) and combine them in one painting. I’m loving this creative process, painting is becoming fun again and not so much a job ?. I’ll be using this image of Lana Del Rey… Read more »

“Elv”…

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So, following on from the “Beatlejuice” project, I wracked my brains and came up with this idea (purely for commercial reasons with Christmas on the horizon)… The body of Elvis:… With the head of ELF!… 07/09/16: 20mins… 13/09/16: 1hr15… 2hrs15… 14/09/16: 2hrs45… 15/09/16: 3hrs45… 17/09/16: completed after 6hrs…

“Amy Wine-bar” commission…

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This is a very different commission than usual – I’ve been asked to paint from this photograph but it’s to be influenced by an already existing painting of Amy Winehouse that’s hanging in a well known Liverpool wine bar… I am going to draw a pencil sketch for the first time in months because I… Read more »