"They're the stuff of fantasy" Acrylic and newsprint on canvas 120 x 170 cm I have just completed this commission for a client. A fantasy,erotic,psychedelic collaborated with my newsprint art. The background is inspired by the Danish artist Hornsleth.
"Self Obsessed" I'm working on a series of these #selfie inspired sketches. Love or hate them, the culture of the selfie is universal. Self obsessed or just insecure? Positive comments and "likes", reinforce the "notion that the most valuable thing [a young woman] has to offer the world is her looks." - from the blog Jezebel, author Erin Gloria Ryan. pencil and newsprint on rough
"America Wants Me" acrylic & newsprint on canvas 100 x 120 cm I have wanted to paint this portrait of The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for quite some time. I just needed to amass sufficient news articles and headlines. I honestly can't stand the guy, with his crazy views on the world. But love or hate him you gotta give some credit
"The Yorkshireman" Commissioned portrait 114 x 147 cm The first draft sketch Christ Church College, Oxford in the background The 2nd draft sketch. After discussions with the client we did away with the gun and dead grouse. Added a flat cap and ferret! With Christ Church College completed, added a few extra cows. The portrait is nearly there and now
"A Death In Paradise" newsprint & acrylic on canvas 100 x 100 cm Playing around with some different subject matters... Love the boldness and strength of this image of the skull, will do a few more of these.
"Visions Of Success" newsprint, acrylic, copper/silver leaf and crystals on canvas 100 x 120 cm This is a commissioned portrait of Aurae Lifestyle founder Christopher Scanlon & Floyd Mayweather,JR. Pencil sketch After laying out the newsprint, started with their portraits. A bit of gilding for the cards, copper & silver The hardest part of the painting was all the detail of the cards Added some
"Stormtrooper" newsprint & acrylic on canvas 70 x 70 cm With the hotly anticipated new Star Wars Film "The Force Awakens" all set for release at the end of the year and being a huge Star Wars fan. Thought It was only right that I should paint the iconic Stormtrooper helmet in my newsprint style!! There is more to come......!!!
"Naughty But Nice" Portrait of US singer Katy Perry Acrylic & newsprint on canvas 100 x 120 cm I came across a photograph of "pop princess" Katy Perry and knew straight away that it would work really well with the newsprint medium, her pose was perfect! She is a colourful character and with the bright pink background kinda sums her up. I added tonal shade
"Return of the Diva" Portrait of British singer Rita Ora Acrylic & newsprint on canvas 100 x 150 cm I saw the original photograph of Rita (which was published for the cover of British Elle magazine) and knew that it would make an amazing painting, showing off her cool pinup girl tattoo on her back which was made by artist Bang Bang. I started off
I recently finished this portrait of the talented tattoo artist Keith McCurdy (Bang Bang). He's a New York based tattooist and has created some of the amazing works that adore the bodies of the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora, Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne and Justin Bieber, among other stars. Check out his work.... www.bangbangforever.com Acrylic, newsprint, gold/silver leaf on canvas. 89 x 116 cm Started