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people portraits

Portrait of Bryan and PJ

A couple of months ago, I was contacted by Maura and Orla fro the Irish Hospice Foundation. They wanted to commission a painting of their co-worker Bryan riding on his horse PJ. The portrait was to be a gift for… Continue Reading →

A Portrait of Tamara

This is a portrait painting of a graduate. The post details the process and painting in detail.

The Helen Blake Lifeboat Project

A few months ago I was contacted by Brendan Power from Fethard on Sea in county Wexford. He contacted me on behalf of the local community group. They are working on a project to build a replica of the Helen… Continue Reading →

A painting of a graduate

This painting was the fourth painting commissioned by return clients. It is of their son who recently graduated from the National College of Ireland in Maynooth. The clients wanted to capture him in his graduation gown in front of the… Continue Reading →

A Drawing of a Young Couple

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought this portrait is very fitting for this time of the year. It was commissioned as a Christmas present from the young man in the picture to his girlfriend. He wanted to capture a moment… Continue Reading →

Two Family Portrait Paintings

These two paintings were completed in October for one client. They were quite straight forward. I worked from one photograph for each painting. I thoroughly enjoyed the process as the photos were very interesting, taken on a sunny day with… Continue Reading →

Happy New Year 2019

The time is flying, a new year has begun and I wanted to wish everybody a very happy one. I wanted to thank all of you who are following my blog and all my portrait adventures and all of my… Continue Reading →

Wedding Painting

This is a 30 x 30 cm wedding painting. I worked on the portrait in September. It was commissioned as a wedding present for the couple in the picture. I loved the setting of the photo, the colours work really… Continue Reading →

Bride and Groom Drawing

This drawing is 30 x 40cm in size and drawn with graphite pencils on paper. I use mostly Staedtler pencils on Fabriano paper with cotton. I use a HB pencil to sketch the initial portrait and then work with 2B,… Continue Reading →

Boy Painting

This painting was a present for the client’s partner. He provided me with a really detailed photograph so my most challenging job was to make it into a unique portrait. The painting was 30 x 40 cm in size painted… Continue Reading →

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