Here are a selection of portraits both in oil and pastel. Portraiture is perhaps my favourite endeavour. There is nothing more exciting than seeing an image begin to appear out of the background. It takes on a life of its own and it is that which it is so important to preserve and enhance. I have executed a number of commissions and I am always happy to undertake new ones. Commissions: To give a guide to the cost of a commission, a single person portrait in oil of 50 x50 cms would be about $750, pastel unframed less. This would include a meeting (if possible) with the subject in order to make preliminary sketches and take photographs. During the painting process I like to keep in touch with the commissioner to discuss progress and any suggestions they may wish to make, it is after all they who will be hanging or presenting the painting.
For Self-Portraits see 'Self Portrait' page
Once upon a time in the West
Oil 92 x 61 NFS
Portrait of a young boy
Pastel 40 x 30 $325
Lachie, Harley and Ava
Oil 61 x 92 NFS (Gold Section Winner WA Society of Arts)
Oil 60 x 44 NFS
Looking Right Ahead (Taylor)
Pastel 57 x 39 NFS
'L and B'
Oil 51x51 Private Collection
Portrait of a lady, (Sonja) Pastel 39 x 29 $425
Gail 10 x 8 pen and wash. This is a quick sketch I made of an artist friend.
A painting from about 2007, but the partnership is still going and winning!
Portrait of a dear Aunt (detail) pastel.
In Performance-Amelie 61 x 91 Oil