I am an artist who loves to paint children’s portraits. Since the birth of my grandchildren, they have been my main source of inspiration and I am constantly trying to capture their moods and personalities in a variety of mediums.
I like to think that my portraits aren’t overtly sentimental or ‘cheesy.’ I steer away from the all too familiar ‘school photograph’ pose of forced smiles and teeth and often portray children from behind, a three quarter view or in profile.
I work from photographs for practical reasons i.e my grandchildren are unable to sit still for any length of time! But also it makes the process easier and less expensive as there is no need for ‘sittings.’ I also paint and draw adults as well as animal portraits.
Please browse through my galleries and feel free to leave a comment [is this a good idea?].
If you would like me to create a painting or drawing from a ‘favourite’ photograph in pencil, pastel or oil paint, then you can contact me by email or phone and we can have an informal chat about the process involved.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
mobile – 07483836088