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