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Working on my first commissioned portrait for 2019...

Working on my first commissioned portrait for 2019...

I have hit the ground running for the New Year. Having completed the Christmas gift commissions, I am working on the first of four commissions for 2019 with a few more in the pipeline.  Heather, my current portrait, contacted me after I was recommended to her. My wife Cath and I went to visit Heather at her home and took a large number of photographs until we had one that appealed to her and to me. These are just a sample..... We have found it takes a while for people to relax and not feel self-conscious about being photographed. I...

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New artwork completed for my next exhibition in June 2019

New artwork completed for my next exhibition in June 2019

As I continue to actively promote this website and my artwork that is for sale here, I also am working on artworks for my next art exhibition. This exhibition is called "Out of the Hills" and runs between the 1st and 16th of June at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan, Shropshire.  Having sold my first nuthatch in 2017 I thought another nuthatch may be a popular choice for my next pastel artwork. I sourced a reference photograph by Erik de Rijk from Dreamstime.com   This is me at work on the nuthatch using a pastel pencil to add texture to the feathers. Such...

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My most recent pet portrait commission is a great success

My most recent pet portrait commission is a great success

After my open house art exhibition during H-art ( Herefordshire art ) week in September 2018 I was approached by Dick M to undertake a commission of his lurcher Betsy for his wife for Christmas.  Knowing that the most important thing for a good portrait is a good photograph my wife Cath and I made a visit to Dick's home and took a range of photos of this rather nervous, but friendly, dog. The best image was achieved when Betsy was in Dick's arms......     Betsy was undertaken using a mixture of pastel pencils ( Derwent, Conte a Paris, Cretacolour and ...

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Reveal a creation video of my artwork with exciting "Artivive"

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Reveal a creation video of my artwork with exciting "Artivive"

I have created many artworks over the years but it has only been recently that we have been making videos that show how my detailed pastel artwork is undertaken. Many artists have found these of interest and I also have a Facebook Page revealing some of my techniques.  I have now discovered another way to show off my creation videos using the Artivive app. Why not download the app now and try on this photo? Just make sure it fills your screen.......  Isn't that amazing technology? You can also find this delightful robin for sale HERE.... I hope to produce a few...

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Delighted to share my latest commission, and it's owner, with you

Delighted to share my latest commission, and it's owner, with you

Hello there. Hope you had a great Christmas Day. I was delighted to receive this photo and an email from a very happy Paula who had just opened the "Romantic Swans" commission I had done as a Christmas present from her husband. She was very happy! Do you recognise the robin in the background? Love to see my work in situ....happy days! PS the reference photo of the swans was from Dreamstime.com and the photographer Volodymyr Byrdyak. It was completed using soft pastel ( for the background ) and pastel pencils ( for the details ) on Art Spectrum Colourfix...

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