Portraits of brothers Oliver and Charlie

December 15th, 2015

These little panel paintings (18cm x 23cm) were commissioned by the boys’ grandparents.

The pictures needed to be a surprise, so rather than arrange studio sittings I was given a number of photographs to work from.

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Work in progress - portrait of Nigel Draper

November 22nd, 2015

This portrait began with discussions about possible poses, clothing and other practical questions which would inform how the finished portrait might look. We experimented with a few different ideas, and after Nigel sat for a small oil sketch we had a clearer idea about how to proceed on canvas – agreeing on a composition and deciding scale, and so on.

This photograph was taken at the end of Nigel’s second sitting. One or two more will be needed to complete the piece.

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Film props

November 22nd, 2015

These charcoal drawings – and a few more yet to me made – were commissioned by the producer of a short film. They’ll be used as props, representing sketches made by an artist in the story.

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