The Second Prettiest Girl in Town
Limited Edition of 20
Giclee print of a very popular oil painting, signed and numbered with a certificate of authenticity.
About the Artist
At the age of 40 I lost my rather cushy job in media and decided to finally have a stab at something I really enjoyed. I'd been interested in drawing all my life and wanted to see how far I could go with it. I now (just about) make a living from it whilst looking after my 3 year old boy.
Once I left my job I enrolled at Heatherley's School of Art (Chelsea) and later at The National College of Art and Design (Dublin).
I have also been lucky enough to have been given personal tuition by a close friend of Francis Bacon and by a senior lecturer at The Royal Academy. I now teach life-drawing at The Fire-Station Arts Centre in Windsor as well as practicing my art.
My work is shown at a few small galleries and art fairs across the UK.
Whilst an element of realism is important, I try to move beyond artistic convention and avoid an image that is too predictable. Realism is not enough - what you take away and what you add to what you see are what transform a picture into art. You need to create not re-create.
I believe that the viewer wants to see a degree of draughtsmanship from an artist but they deserve more than this.