Portraits

At various points in my life portrait painting was for long spells my main money-earner. Drawing was my first love, and from early childhood people were what I most liked to draw or paint.

Years ago I was asked to do a big drawing with colour of which high-class copies were to be given to all the main protagonists for the film premiere of Educating Rita. I had to do amusing likenesses of the stars and directors of the stage and film versions. There were eight people in all - including of course Michael Caine and Julie Walters. Willy Russell, the playwright was to be dressed in Elizabethan garb as Shakespeare.

Some years ago I spent several summers in Jutland, in Denmark, where I fulfilled several family and couple portraits. The largest family portrait had nine likeness, and another one was a double portrait with a castle and eleven cats (honest).

I’m available for the right kind of commission. Prices can vary:
- Individuals from £2,500
- Animals from  £850
- Group portraits: Prices to be negotiated