My Favourites at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2014

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The ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS ANNUAL EXHIBITION opened a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed the exhibition as usual. I have always mentioned in my reviews that the exhibition is an education and if you are into figurative art or portraiture or you just love seeing paintings of people-GO THERE! (Mall Galleries, London) It's a revelation!

The selection committee are all top professionals and...

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Highlights of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2013 (Main Category)

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The 126th Annual Exhibition was opened by The new President, Ian Cryer who succeeds Peter Wileman, who had been President since 2008. The Opening Speech and awards were given out by the eminent Historian Dr David Starkey.

Dr David Starkey speaks about the history of the ROI and some reasons why the Institute gained it's Royal status.
I am happy to say that those two paintings in the middle of Dr...

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Featured in The Artist Magazine December Issue

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A Cut out of the 3 page article in The Artist Magazine December 2013

I love sketching on public transport, the streets and anywhere I get to see faces!

In the Current December Issue of The Artist Magazine, I have a 3 page article on how I transform my sketches to completed paintings.

A lot of people sketch but sometimes they wonder what to do with the sketches after turning out loads of them in their...

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The African Headgear III, 8.5" x 11", Mixed Media on Card.

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This is the third piece in my series of paintings and drawings to celebrate the beauty of the African Headgear.

This particular piece all started off without any preliminary drawing, I just decided to go into into it with the pastels used with the broad side.

THE AFRICAN HEADGEAR III, 8.5" x 11", Pastel, Crayons, Coloured pencil and Oil Pastel on Canson Card, 2013    

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The Face of Homelessness Sloane Square

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This is a another guy in my series of the "Face of Homelessness"- meeting Steve and getting to know his story of how he was homeless and has now been able to get accommodation is a very uplifting one!
He sells the Big Issue at Sloane Square and I have sketched him on a number of occasions.

In this painting, I wanted to capture to look in his eyes. It's the main thing that brings out his character...

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