Portraits
1 year, 4 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – oil on canvas – 22 x 24 inches – 56 x 61 cm
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor - oil on canvas - 22 x 24 inches - 56 x 61 cm

This man was a talented musician and composer of mixed race background. He was named after the famous poet and lived from 1875-1912. In my picture I’ve tried to recreate what could have been his workspace and the various still life details allude to aspects of his life.

1 year, 4 months ago Posted in: Portraits Comments Off on Joan – oil on canvas – 16″ x 20″ – 41 x 51 cm
Joan - oil on canvas - 16
1 year, 8 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Dermot McNeil – oil on canvas – 16″ x 20″ inches 41 x 51 cm
Dermot McNeil - oil on canvas - 16

This portrait of the Jazz musician was made to be used for the cover of Dermot’s latest album.

1 year, 8 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Self Portrait – oil on canvas – 24′ x 17″ 43 x 62 cm
Self Portrait - oil on canvas - 24' x 17

A recent self portrait.

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on I Roy – fabric paint
I Roy - fabric paint

Hand painted T shirt of the late great I Roy, a DJ from the golden age of reggae.

2 years, 1 month ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Three Presidents of the SGI – oil on canvas – 30″ x 20″ (76 x 51 cm) 2018
Three Presidents of the SGI - oil on canvas - 30

From left to right Tsunesaburo Makiguchi 1871-1944, Daisaku Ikeda born 1928 and Josei Toda 1900-1958 – the mentors of Kosenrufu.

2 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Two Self Portraits – oil on canvas – 32″ x 20″ (82 x 51cm) – 2018
Two Self Portraits - oil on canvas - 32

Two paintings of the same subject showing how the use of ground colours effects a painting.

3 years, 8 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on The Perfect Pint – oil on panel – 51 x 61 cm
The Perfect Pint - oil on panel - 51 x 61 cm

  I’ve recently had this painting re-photographed. It was largely painted from life when I was staying in Kilcommon high up in the Silver Mountains in Co. Tipperary. A local publican called TJ stands behind the bar with his arms folded. On the counter is a fresh pulled pint of Guinness. TJ and I became friendly […]

4 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Lady in Red – oil on canvas – 24″ x 43″ – (61 x 111cm)
Lady in Red - oil on canvas - 24

This painting was commissioned by Miss Cookie Jane a noted hostess who lives and works in Fitzrovia. She is seen here with her chihuahua Tequila peeping out from behind her dress.

4 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Gallery, Portraits Comments Off on Cynthia – oil on canvas – 14″ x18″ – (35 x 46 cm)
Cynthia - oil on canvas - 14

This portrait was painted from like in five sittings. It has an ambiguous quality that I like. Cynthia’s shawl could easily be a blanket and red and blue are the colours associated with the Madonna. According to the bible the Holy Family became refugees on at least two occasions fleeing from the wrath of an authoritarian […]