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About

I was ten year of age and it was Christmas eve.  I had asked for a box of paints for my Christmas present and eagerly awaited it’s delivery to be placed on the foot of my bed.

Morning came and my mother popped her head around my bedroom door to call me down for breakfast.  To her horror, she noted that I had painted the walls in my room in just about every subject and colour  you can imagine. 

It would be many years before I became a full-time artist, after first qualifying in electronics and later architectural design.  Today I have well over three thousand works in private homes and offices worldwide.

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Once the decision had been made to move into the world of art, the hardest part was choosing the category and style of art I would specialise in.

Portraiture interested me, especially working with some of the wonderful faces within the stage and music industry.

Initially, I worked in the style of realism, but as time went on I moved to palette knife work, working mainly in black and white, which produced a raw dramatic image.

Icon Portraits.

The whole point of this style of work is to create a somber raw image of the subject, one which brings depth and meaning to the painting, hopefully also, a talking point when hung on a wall. 

 

These works are medium to large and always undertaken in modern acrylics, a difficult medium to use, but takes some beating for impact. 

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Some time back, I received a commission from a art gallery in the US for a Bob Dylan portrait for one of their clients, who happened to be in the music business.

This led to a number of commissions from that secture, one such portrait was for Chuck Berry's 84th Birthday commissioned by his family and friends, which was presented on at his Birthday gig. 

Recent comments on the art.
  • Hi Brian, Just to let you know the painting arrived safely this morning. It is so beautiful! I love the colours. Will get a frame made from old wood and hang it in our Spanish themed dining room. Many thanks, Anne

  • Beautiful engravings of flamenco dancers, which will adorn my office wonderfully, I am very happy with this purchase!

  • This painting perfectly captures the drama and movement of a flamenco dancer. You can almost hear the castanets, the clapping, the guitar, the footwork. The colors and brushwork highlight the energy of the dancer in an extraordinarily beautiful way. Painting arrived quickly and in nearly bulletproof packaging. Highly recommended!

  • Painting just arrived in the mail and it looks fantastic! Can't wait to get it framed and on the wall. Thanks Brian!

  • Only positive points: painting sent in a package of great quality, an excellent relationship with the artist who has the concern of satisfying his customer at best. As for the painting, it is absolutely superb: colors, attitude, movement. I will send pictures when it is framed and displayed on the wall. I am totally satisfied. Bravo and many thanks to the artist. 

  • Love this picture 100% worth it!

  • The painting is beautiful! I couldn't wait to hang it up in my office

  • Great Piece of art. Unique, great quality, and nice addition to home. Definitely met my expectations and will purchase again.

  • painting is absolutely beautiful. Artist is a pleasure to work with and does beautiful work.

  • beautiful painting and great customer service from artist.

  • Well Done. Thank You (So) Very Much. Our Item Arrived Safely. Super Quality. Quick Delivery. Fabulous Professionalism. First-Rate Service. 5 Stars. (Absolutely) Excellent 

  • Wonderful painting... Brian is one of the best.

  • Awesome" , many thanks, regards Mark.

  • Excellent art deco figurine painting, fast delivery

  • Simply amazing. Extremely happy with the quality, made a great gift Thank you!