Selected experiences from the collage branch of my projects.
Paul Weller signing his portrait before he performed that evening at De Montfort Hall 2018.
'What The Artist Saw' Joe Orton Exhibition - BBC news crew interviewing about the Orton exhibition.
Burberry Fox collaged image on the cover of Attenborough Arts brochure, where I run workshops in collaging.
Being interviewed by Frank Skinner on Sky's 'Portrait Artist of The year' episode, I also chatted with Frank about a small, practice portrait I had created of him to see if i could actually create a portrait in just 4 hours. He said i could send it to the studio with his name on, I did and a reply letter thanking me telling me how he smiled when he saw it. That will do for me!
My sitter was Noel Fielding who selected my portrait to take home. 2018. I had a great day chatting with Noel about Leicester based Kasabian band member Serge Pizzorno who is a friend of Noel's.
At the preview event at New Walk Museum I was pleased to chat to Joe Orton's sister marilyn, who said the portrait was an excellent likeness and how Joe would have loved the cheeky connotations and quotes placed within the background reflecting his plays and humour. 2018.
Joe Orton portrait collaborating with Arch Creatives to produce this AR piece exhibited alongside 12 Leicester based artists in vacant shop windows..
Promotional image for International Women's Day 2019 - screened on DMU campus.
In 2015/16 Leicester my hometown, won the Premier League. Claudio Ranieri signed my portrait of him from my car boot.
The Banner of Truth contacted me to create this portrait of John Bunyan for a reprint of this book. I enjoyed using the illustrations from an old copy of Pilgrim's Progress in the face of this piece. 2017.
I was contacted by an American dairy farmer who licensed this image from me for use on his merchandise during a farm festival, Jefferson County USA 2019.
Collaboration with Hype Insights 2017.