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family portraits in progress

Father and Daughter Drawing

I was contacted by a client a couple of months ago to commission a portrait of her friend. She had a photo of her as a child sharing a special moment with her father. The client wanted to capture this… Continue Reading →

Painting of Mother and Son

This is the latest family portrait painting I worked on this August. The painting was small in size at 30 x 20 cm painted with acrylics on stretched canvas. The painting was given as a present to the little boy… Continue Reading →

Vintage Drawing

This drawing is drawn from a vintage photograph from the early 20th century. It was commissioned by a return client and is of his mother. The photograph has certain romantisizm with strong shadows cast onto the face from the large… Continue Reading →

A Portrait of Tamara

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

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 →

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 →

Bride Portrait

This is a wedding portrait painting commissioned as an anniversary present for the bride in the image. The client, her husband, wanted to keep the same background as in the reference photo. It was a lovely photograph to work from… Continue Reading →

Couple Painting

I completed this painting at the end of May. The photograph is of the couple at their engagement party. The clients, the couple’s children, commissioned the painting as a 50th anniversary present. The photo was only available in black and… Continue Reading →

Father and Daughter Portrait

My days have been so busy in the studio over the last three months. I have completed a number of commissions and prepared a series of six drawings for a group exhibition at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. I am exhibiting… Continue Reading →

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