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26 July 2020

Sky Portrait Artist of the WEEK!

During the lock down Sky arts had a brilliant initiative: bringing Sky Artist of the Year to everyone all over the globe, but not just as viewers but also as contestants. People from all over the world submitted the most amazing portraits of the sitters, for a few hours, no matter where we were, we all were painting together in the same moment :)
Here are a few of the portraits I did.

Durante el confinamiento, Sky Arts tuvo una idea fabulosa: traer el programa de television a todo el mundo, pero no como meros espectadores sino como concursantes. Gente de todas partes participó con retratos geniales de los modelos, por unas pocas horas, sin importar donde estuviéramos, estábamos pintando juntos, en el mismo momento :)
Aquí, algunos de los retratos que hice.

"Bernardine Evaristo", acrylic on canvas. Painted in under 1h30mins just before deadline. I wish I had the time to dedicate it more time but I think it came out all right quite quickly 

"Rankin", Quick Sketch, pastels on paper. Very good sitter @rankinarchive

"@willyoungofficial", pastels and charcoal on paper #mypaotw 

Pastel and charcoal on paper

(detail)

@clarebalding for #mypaotw. *20 min sketch* Pastel on paper. 

(detail)

@wmarybeard for #mypaotw. Approximately an hour of work. Acrylic and charcoal on paper.


I love Mary's face, this is my favourite sitter of the PAOTW. And once more, another great conversation between sitter and painter... how relevant this is to create a bond that will most definitely show on the final work.


I like to change techniques and approaches every now and then to explore other possibilities.

This is was my first version of Mary Beard. Charcoal and pastel on paper.


26 February 2019

Time Lapse - TV

Time lapse video of my painting of David Gandi for the second heat of the Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 show!

https://vimeo.com/318260681




27 July 2017

Sitting with Jane (book benches :))


The count down is about to start!!
This will be your only opportunity to purchase one of the fabulous BookBenches. Each a piece of unique art that celebrates Jane Austen’s heritage in north Hampshire. They will be sold to the highest bidder at a prestigious auction event on Friday 15th September 6.30pm registration, 7.30pm Auction at the Ark Conference Centre.
The ‘Sitting with Jane’ art trail will raise funds for our charity the Ark Cancer Centre Charity, who are raising funds towards the build of a Cancer Treatment Centre in Basingstoke.
If you would like to register to Bid for one of these beautiful Bookbenches, please register your interest by completing the registration form on http://www.andrewsmithandson.com/
Should you wish to attend as a guest please can you advise us by contactinginfo@arkcancercharity.org.uk and advise us of the quantity of tickets you require. We do hope that you are able to spread the word to your friends, customers and colleagues so that they may have the opportunity to purchase one of these fantastic pieces of art. 
You can see mine in the Fountains near Eastrop Park (very close to Festival Place :))