Sometimes i get asked to do paintings in memory of a loved one. This particular request was a challenge as the customer only had a few old photos of the subject (his dad). He also wanted to create a memory, he's dad was an avid poker player and taught his son (the customer) everything he knows about poker. A lot of the games were played in the family home, mainly in the kitchen where trinkets of family memories also lived. It was my job to recreate this memory in a painting... i don't have photoshop or the knowledge to use it, i just haven't had the time to teach my self. So... here's a photo of the painting with the photo i used to create the composition. x
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to all my lovely customers. I can honestly say it's been a pleasure to meet every one of you. I always feel very honoured that all of you have completely trusted in me for the art work you have commissioned, quite often these commissioned have been more than just a painting, they have been sentimental to you, gifts for your loved ones or to commemorate someone close to your heart. It is always very humbling to do these paintings and i want you all to know that i feel very privileged to play a part in it. Art is often seen as something that isn't a necessity but i think you all have taught me just how important it is.
THANK YOU XXXX
Check out this little vid of my latest helmet, everybody loves a bit of #onlyfoolsandhorses :-)
If anyone read my magazine article they may remember at the end of it i wrote about how great it would be to get a sponsor? .... Well my wish was granted! The lovely Del at the custom paint shop have supplied me with their amazing "Inspire H2O" paints. I'm not just saying it these paints are an absolute pleasure to work with, they flow sooooo nicely. I love the fact they come in dropper bottles too, makes it so easy for mixing colours. Barely any tip try; which can be a real pain in the arse when you're doing a lot of detailed work. I've got lots of plans coming up with The Custom Paint Shop, including a how to video, collaborating with them at the next KKBO show 2016 and maybe even some teaching with them at their base County Durham.
I"m working on a detailed Avengers panel with my new inspire paints at the moment so I'll post some photos soon and you can see for yourself how good they are xx
Just a few photos from the Sunday at the Custom Kulture Blast Off 2015! What a great show, hopefully next year i'll be displaying some of my own work....roll on 2016!