"Sir David Read", Commission for Sheffield university. Sir David a celebrated botanist and fellow of the Royal Society pioneered research into plant-root symbiosis.
George with his portrait "Flight" commissioned by Ikea with proceeds donated to Sheffield Children's Hospital.
Over the years I've worked on a number of portraits. From recognising achievements in academia, to painting for film and television, to family celebration. Each commission is unique and takes me on a different journey. The portraits are collaborations between artist and sitter, together we create the story we want to tell. I try and make the process relaxing and a little less earnest, as with my figurative art in general, I am trying to capture the humanity of the moment.
"Thomas Shelby", Commission for Tiger Aspect. I was approached by the production team of Peaky Blinders to produce a series of portraits of the characters of this globally successful television series.
"Kathleen", commissioned by Kath's daughter to celebrate her mother. (I'm obviously a fan of my sitters drinking tea).