Imagine… a typical scene of yourself, or a family member or your whole family at home engaged in the everyday things that you do… it might be in the kitchen, or in the living room or even in the bathroom… but it’s all with a twist… it’s funny… it’s entertaining… and the beauty of it is the whole image is encapsulated in a unique painting.

I’ll discuss with you
  1. who you’d like to include in the portrait
  2. which room in the house you’d like the setting
  3. The pose ie what you would like to be doing

It’s a celebration of everyday life and the normal. The aim is to create positive vibes.

Please browse the Home Jazz gallery for ideas.

To create an impression of movement and action, I contort some of the dimensions.

In the old series (1995 – 2001), I often have a stereo playing in the background and the figure is in a joyful moment.

In the new series (2016 onwards), the stereo can be replaced either with a phone or a speaker or whatever is your main source of  music.

We like to move with the times

As these paintings involve much more time and energy to prepare and create, discussions are more in depth. More photos may also be required (an example of the setting as well as the figure to be painted). If you are based in London, there may be an opportunity for us to meet and for sittings to be done, as well as using photos of the chosen setting.

What Type of Photo to Send

PLEASE SEND A PHOTO: that’s fairly large and close up, so that I can see enough DETAIL within the face. The best photos are those that I can enlarge up to the same scale as the portrait I am working on without the photo becoming too unclear or blurry. I will then have enough detail to make a good portrait. Photos taken on a digital camera (and ideally emailed straight through to me) are ideal, but I also accept photos taken on phone cameras as long as they are sharp and give me as much detail as possible. Daylight is always best as photos taken in artificial light may be grainy. If you only have a printed photo and not a digital file, please send these to me so I can see the quality. I will send it back to you, once I’ve completed the portrait. Please go to commissioning a portrait to read more information on photo advice. You’ll also find answers in the FAQ page. Please also feel free to email me any queries you have.

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