currenty earn my living mainly as a painter of murals
and portraits such as this one of an Italian lady with
her nephew, daughter and son.
first employment after leaving art college was a part-time
post with several other artists who were given the use
of a redundant ward in a hospital wing in Bethnal Green
to produce paintings to adorn the wall of the various
corridors and waiting rooms of the London
our funding was withdrawn I was hired to paint 2 large
outside wall for a London play centre. This kept me happily
occupied throughout the summer and was my first experience
of working on such a large scale.
Once these were completed the Government's enterprise
allowance scheme enabled me to set up in business with
a friend doing murals and paint effects.
now have 15 years experience working professionally
with paint effects,murals, portraits and easel paintings.
I am quite happy to work in whatever style that
suits my clients requirements. I was recently commissioned
to do two portraits measuring 4'x3' in a style and finish
to suggest they were painted in the Victorian era.
can also do copies of other styles of painting e.g. impressionist.
approach is that I can adjust the way I work according to
the client's requirements. As well as this I work in my
own style to produce my own canvasses often of landscapes
inspired by places that I have visited like in France and
My prices vary according to
the complexity of the project and time required to carry
it out. My portfolio reflects the variety in the projects
that I undertake. As a guide the Victorian portriats, measuring
50"x 36" cost £2,500 each. The Italian seascape
mural, measuring 130"x92" cost £1200. A
portrait in oils can cost from £750, for a head and
shoulders to £3500 for a family portrait, depending
on size and content.