Strategy Rethink

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After another quiet art & craft market yesterday, I’ve come to the conclusion that it just isn’t worth booking on to any more for a while – having done numerous events now, in various different locations at various times of year, I just seem to be fighting a losing battle. After this months events, I’m… Read more »

Spontaneous piece…

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With no subject or agenda in mind, just from thoughts in my head, I’ve started this today… I’m ALWAYS thinking about time, always, so the hour glass shape is certainly significant and personally important to me. The fun part is to decide where to take this now, what or WHO to fill the hourglass with?… Read more »

“Chill Winston”…

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CC0XDG British wartime leader Winston Churchill with his famous V for victory sign. Image from the archives of Press Portrait Service (formerly Press Portait Bureau) 1946 image. Image shot 1946. Exact date unknown.

After all the focus on the EU referendum and the surprising result and politics becoming the focus of so many people’s thoughts lately, I feel compelled to paint a politician. Hard to choose! However, this photograph of probably our most revered politician in recent history giving the “V for Victory” sign jumped out at me…. Read more »

“Blamed It On The Dog”…

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Besides the “truffle shuffle”, this has to be Chunks funniest scene in “The Goonies”, being interrogated by The Fratellis where he tells them “Everything. OK, I’ll talk! In third grade, I cheated on my history exam. In fourth grade, I stole my uncle Max’s toupee and I glued it on my face when I was… Read more »

“Dave” commission…

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Dave photo

I’ve been commissioned to paint an extremely personal piece for a former BT colleague and it’s something I’m more than happy to do as I know just how much Dave meant to Liz. I’m going to paint him from this proud photo, although rather than just copy the background I am going to do something… Read more »

“Pawcelain”…eventually!…

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I’ve been staring at this Robert Smith half-finished painting for days now and I’m just not inspired to carry on with it… there is nothing I can do in completing this painting that will offer any evidence of my style improving or changing…it will just be a replica of the original photo and I need… Read more »

Portrait for Rumer…

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Really excited/pleased! After she kindly Retweeted my post on Twitter regarding the charity auction project I’ve been working on, I offered to paint the lovely Rumer (Brit award nominated pop/soul singer and also a keen animal rights campaigner, real name Sarah) a free portrait of her and her dog Alfie, which she has graciously accepted… Read more »

“Khaleesi Rider”…

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Woke up, inspired to paint a horse, found this pic from “Game Of Thrones” and set to work at 7am…completed it in one day!! Done on small 12×9″ box canvas, probably took about 7hrs30 overall at a rough estimate.          

“The Lovecat”…

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Always loved The Cure so the next piece is of frontman Robert Smith, on 12×9″ box canvas, from this quite basic photo… 24/05/16…10mins… 26/05/16…45mins…

Charity Painting Auction (inspired by Sound City 2016)

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Ad for charity painting auction

22/05/16: This time last year, thanks to a great initial suggestion by a friend of mine (Tony Donaghey), I was fortunate enough to get one of my Bob Dylan prints signed/customised by Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) at Liverpool Sound City ’15, which was then auctioned on Ebay with 100% of the proceeds going to Claire… Read more »