Category: Male

Oil portraits of two brothers

Portraits of Two Brothers

  I loved this commission. On paper it was potentially full of complications. Portraits of 2 brothers – one of 15, one of 9. The 15 year old is very much a young man, tall and long-limbed and rather camera shy. The 8 year old – a chorister at Salisbury cathedral – is a young […]

informal pastel portrait of a military historian

Informal Pastel Portrait of Roddy – a Larger than Life Military Historian

  When Roddy came to pick up the portrait of his wife, Sian, there was a general consensus that really it was only right and fitting that he should have a portrait painted of himself.    But rather than have a matching “his ‘n hers”, he felt that his portrait should be completely different. Where her […]

Oil Portrait of a Personable Young Man – William A-M

  The Sitter William is a warm, likeable, quietly confident young man who, as I finished this portrait, was celebrating his 18th birthday and completing his A levels. I had painted his sister, Catriona, 18 months previously – one of my favourite portraits. Now I wanted to paint an equally good portrait of William that would stand […]

Oil Sketch of an Elderly Man wearing a Scarf

I spent a wonderful and very productive 4 days at the Summerleaze Gallery Studios in Wiltshire. Four days of having a variety of models at our disposal under┬áthe watchful and extremely helpful eye of portrait artist Anthony Connolly. This was a small slice of heaven for me. Undiluted portrait paradise. The models were chosen for […]

Oil portrait of a young man

Max – Head and Shoulders Portrait of a Young Man

Max is a warm, confident, charming and delightful young man, with a wonderful strong, sculpted handsome face and the clear eyes of youth, yet unblighted by the ravages of time and vices! This head and shoulders is the second portrait I painted of Max and is the result of a ‘start over’. ┬áThe search for […]

corporate portrait - oil on canvas

Corporate Portrait of John Davy – Retired Chairman of Davy’s Wine Merchants

This oil portrait of John Davy, former Chairman of Davy’s Wine Merchants, in London was commissioned by his son, James, the current Chairman, to hang in the Boardroom. Whilst this is a corporate portrait, with a certain gravitas to honour his importance to this family company, it was also very important to convey the warmth and […]

Oil Portrait of a Young Man

Oil Portrait of a Young Man – Hugo Davies

A life-size head and shoulders oil portrait of my handsome nephew Hugo Davies, painted this summer.  Oil on canvas, 16 in x 20 in. I am very pleased with this portrait as it has the vibrance of a sketch whilst being a good and strong likeness. It conveys his warmth and gentleness whilst still having […]