THE HIGHLIGHT OF 2018…

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Peter Hooton with TLS(Peter Hooton from The Farm, identifies himself at the reveal of ‘The Liverpool Sound’ painting, The Higson Gallery, July 2018)

 

Becoming a partner in a brand new venture in May and subsequently taking it on entirely myself heading in to 2019, running The Higson Gallery has been hard work but extremely rewarding. Besides meeting so many fantastic people, both customers and fellow traders alike, I got to debut some exciting new work. The highlight was revealing ‘The Liverpool Sound’, my homage to many of the Liverpool bands who have been around since The Beatles released their ‘Sgt Peppers’ album – one of the legends featured in the painting who came down to see it was The Farm’s Peter Hooton who is a top bloke and was very down-to-earth.

The Higson Gallery will be open every weekend in January and February 2019, where I will have the last few limited edition giclee prints of ‘The Liverpool Sound’ available, amongst many others. If you are local to Liverpool and would like to see the artwork up close and personal, the address is:

The Higson Gallery

Red Brick Hangar Market

Cains Brewery Village

Stanhope Street

Liverpool

L8 5XJ

**Giclee prints and merchandise can also be ordered online for worldwide delivery from my Etsy store, featured in the SHOP section above:**

 

So, who IS Stephen Mahoney?

I was born in the notoriously creative city of Liverpool back in 1978, where I still live today in the beautiful Sefton Park area. It wasn’t until April of 2013 that I took up painting, purely on a whim, one life-changing night when it finally dawned on me that I needed to find a hobby more productive and less costly than online poker!

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What does he do, exactly?

Fine art portrait paintings, created primarily in black & white acrylics on stretched canvases

 

And the prices?

Prices start from £99.00 for a 12×9″ (approximately A4 size) canvas original. The example pictured below was painted on the most popular 18×14″ size, which prices start from £199.00

YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL - my third painting of Lana Del Rey, this one done to capture what the other two didn't...her gorgeous eyes. Done in acrylics on an 18x14" box canvas in roughly 7hrs30 (12th SEPT '17) Currently NOT FOR SALE

 

So, how does it work?

All work is patiently carried out from photographs, with visual updates on the stages of development being continually sent throughout the process, right up to the point of completion

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A small deposit is initially required, with the remaining balance only due once the painting is complete and has been fully approved by the client. For information on purchasing original artwork and commission enquiries, please use the “contact” page at the top to submit your questions/requests or email: iconartenquiries@yahoo.com. You will receive a response usually within 24hrs. International enquiries more than welcome

 

Why “I Con Art”?

The trading name “I Con Art” derives from the fact that I don’t have any training or art qualifications to speak of but more specifically relates to the subject matter of my commercially-focused pieces – I have an ever-expanding portfolio of work that features iconic figures and scenes from the world of cinema, television, music and sport.  My favourite subjects to paint are iconic people as well as beautiful animals, an example of which is illustrated perfectly below…

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Thank you for visiting my website. Please take your time, have a browse through the gallery pages and, if you see anything you like, visit the “shop” section to see the full range of prints and merchandise available.

Stephen

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