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Portraits

A variety of portraits in different media from the last few years! These have all beeen commissioned so are in private hands. Time taken ranges from 30 minutes to 34 hours(!)  Some are done entirely from 'sittings', some use sittings and photos and some are just from photos. Sittings are preferred if possible but are more time-consuming for the sitter! Virtual sittings on FaceTime or Zoom are also possible combined with studio-work using photo references from on-screen images. First-names only are used for the sake of confidentiality. Fees vary enormously and have to be worked out on an individual basis. If you are interested in arranging a portrait, please get in touch, using 'Contact' (above) and follow the simple directions.

5 Crystal
5 Crystal
Crystal, oil on canvas, 400X400. 30hrs; FaceTime portrait - 4hrs on-screen; rest in studio
Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait, oil on canvas; 400X400mm. A portrait-practice preparing for Crystal portrait. 14 hrs.
Daisy
Daisy
Pastel portrait of Daisy, 2019, 400X300mm. She is my great-niece (I'm not THAT old!!) and that's Loch Kishorn behind her. 18 hrs from sketches and photos.
Robert
Robert
A special request from his widow as Robert, a former Highland estate-worker, died in 2017. Pastel 383 X313mm. 12 hrs
Nathalie
Nathalie
Nathallie. A two-hour live studio study in pastel, 2019.A present for her parents and an image for her website. 400X300mm
Anthony
Anthony
Anthony wanted something for the front cover of one of his books. This was the result! A quick 40-minute on-the-spot pastel, 2019. 400X300mm
Jane
Jane
Jane was relaxing in her arm-chair for this 40-minute pastel. She is lovely even though not as active as she used to be. 2019 Pastel 400X300m. Wife of Anthony (left).
Wells & Baxton
Wells & Baxton
A 12-hour study from photographs for my cousin Georgia in Nevada of her great-grand-son Baxton with his older brother Wells. This is a tribute to Baxton who very sadly died aged only 15 days.
2019, pastel 180X140mm
Dave on Burbage Rocks
Dave on Burbage Rocks
Dave and I used to climb the grit-stone ridges round Sheffield when we were both journalists in Sheffield. Now in Australia Dave sent photos and this is the 2019 result in oils; 24hrs; 415X600mm
Rachel
Rachel
Rachel is from Uganda and was visiting Inverness with her husband Prophet, for this live studio-portrait in pastels, Aug 2019. About 30 mins, 400X350mm
Kit on Carl Work
Kit on Carl Work
Kit very sadly died of cancer but her husband wanted a portrait for their son. Here she is on Carl Wark in Derbyshire with Higger Tor behind From photos, 14hrs, 2019, 0il on canvas, 400X400
Margo
Margo
This is Margo, January 2019 in Kishorn; 352X280 in oils and about 27 hrs
Alister
Alister
Although over 90 Alistair is very lively and a great character. This was one of a number of 30-min oil sketches for a 'Portrait of Nairn' 2019. Oil, 300X300
Elaine
Elaine
Elaine was one of the organisers of the 2019 'Portrait of Nairn' - a series of portraits of Nairn characters. This was to be a present for her husband but I don't know how it was received! 30 mins, Oil, 300X300mm.
Ian
Ian
Ian was sitting for the Redcastle Art Group (RAG) and is husband of one of them! 2019, about 2 hours, oil on canvas, 400X300mm
Geoff
Geoff
A quick 30-minute portrait of Geoff in Kishorn as a demonstration for the Wester Ross Art Group (WRAG). Jan '20; oil on canvas; 340X450mm
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