Portraits

When I started painting, I started with the very hardest discipline- portraits. I'd been bowled over by an exhibition of Leicester artist Paul Wright’s amazing paintings and wanted him to teach me how to paint! He was and is a wonderful teacher and good friend. 

It was Paul’s influence that had me seeking out colours not just in skin but in other things too, in roses and hens. I then realised how very much easier it is to paint anything but portraits! Much as I love it, the tiniest stroke of the brush turns one person into an entirely different person!

But when I succeed in capturing a person’s character, which I’m told I do, there is no better feeling.

 

I paint all portraits in oils because a portrait will live forever, passed down through generations. The essence of why I paint. 

Daisy
Daisy
press to zoom
Beyond Words
Beyond Words
press to zoom
Janet
Janet
press to zoom
Barbara
Barbara
press to zoom
Commission 1
Commission 1
press to zoom
Kirsty
Kirsty
press to zoom
Commission 2
Commission 2
press to zoom
Commission 3
Commission 3
press to zoom
Vanessa & Ariella
Vanessa & Ariella
press to zoom
Gerard
Gerard
press to zoom
Hels
Hels
press to zoom
Simon
Simon
press to zoom
Lorraine
Lorraine
press to zoom
Audrey
Audrey
press to zoom
Barry
Barry
press to zoom
Mr Gilbert in his shop
Mr Gilbert in his shop
press to zoom
Frazer
Frazer
press to zoom
Dan
Dan
press to zoom
Tilly
Tilly
press to zoom
Sketch for portrait
Sketch for portrait
press to zoom
Sketch for portrait
Sketch for portrait
press to zoom