“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 »

“Salvatore Conte” commission…

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I shall be starting this today on a 12″x9″ box canvas in black and white acrylics – it’s a great photo of Conte from “Gomorra”, commissioned by a guy called Michael from AUSTRALIA, no less! He has already bought one of my “Don Pietro” Gomorra-inspired prints on Etsy, so he obviously loves the series as… Read more »

New commission…

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“Patch” commission…

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I’ll be starting this great photo of Patch in black and white acrylic on a 12×9″ box canvas today. This is a commission for a lovely Scottish lady called Irene who I met at Fredericks “Marquetry” event a couple of months ago, she and a friend visiting Liverpool for the first time. 27/07/16…25mins… 28/07/16…1hr10… 29/07/16…2hrs15…… Read more »

“Beatlejuice Ringo”…

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This idea came to me in a dream on Saturday night whilst down in my mates caravan – I keep getting asked to paint The Beatles and I’ve always resisted because Liverpool is saturated with Beatles-themed art. However, the dream told me to have some fun with them and combine John, Paul, George and Ringo… Read more »

“Beatlejuice George”…

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This idea came to me in a dream on Saturday night whilst down in my mates caravan – I keep getting asked to paint The Beatles and I’ve always resisted because Liverpool is saturated with Beatles-themed art. However, the dream told me to have some fun with them and combine John, Paul, George and Ringo… Read more »

“Beatlejuice Paul”….

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This idea came to me in a dream on Saturday night whilst down in my mates caravan – I keep getting asked to paint The Beatles and I’ve always resisted because Liverpool is saturated with Beatles-themed art. However, the dream told me to have some fun with them and combine John, Paul, George and Ringo… Read more »