Portraits

Each portrait is an original inspired by favourite photographs. I feel honoured to be trusted with personal memories in order to create a piece of work that may be treasured for generations to come.  I particulary enjoy doing the portrait of a loved one and surprising their family with it - I am currently working on a 'surprise' right now.

The other pictures on this page are ones that struck me as interesting to create. I love interesting faces that tell stories, sometimes they make you wonder about the person’s life experience. Other faces seem to reveal the owner’s personality. It is as if a few wrinkles and hardships couldn’t dull a zest for life. Wouldn’t you love to hear their stories?

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CARL
Derwent pastel pencils 16 x 12" 
Gifted to Carl's family
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CHINESE LADY 2
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
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CHINESE LADY
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 

HANNAH 2

Gifted to Brian Whitelaw

Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"

CONTENTMENT
Named by Elizabeth Birbeck
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
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CRYING NUN
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
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DEEP IN THOUGHT
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
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GEORGIA BROWN - GIFTED
Derwent pastel pencils on cream mountoard 16 X 12"
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ISSAC
Named by Paula Besford
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
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LADY WITH VEIL
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12" 
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MARK GIFTED TO FAMILY
Derwent pastel pencils on cream board 16 x 12"
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JEAN - Gifted to Gary

Derwent Pastel Pencils on cream mountboard

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NORMA GREGORY 
Charcoal on black card 16x12" 
Digging Deep - Miners of African Carribean Heritage.
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MAMMY
6B Pencil on cream board 16 x 12"
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HELEN

Derwent pastel pencils on grey mountboard 16x 12"

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MOTHER THERESA
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
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MR DIXON - GIFTED TO FAMILY
Derwent pastel pencils 16 x 12"
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MR NORTHEY - GIFTED TO FAMILY
Derwent pastel pencils 16 x 12"
NO SHAME IN TEARS Donated to If You Care
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NO SHAME IN TEARS
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
Donated to If You Care Share Foundaton
(www.ifucareshare.co.uk/)

FATHER AND SON

Pastel Pencils on cream mountboard 16x 12"

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OH LORD
Charcoal on black card 16 x12"
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LIZ

Gifted to her daughter

Pastel pencils on green mountboard 16 x 12"

WEDDING RING
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
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SELF PORTRAIT 
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TRIBAL SCARS
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" Artists own
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EDNA
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
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WHITE BEARD
Gifted to Kieran
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
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FREEDOM IN SIGHT
Named by Alan Jackson
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
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HANNAH
Charcoal pastel on black card 16 x 12" 
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FRUSTRATION
Gifted to Kieran 
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
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THE GURU
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
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MUSLIM MAN
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
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SAD CLOWN
Charcoal and Derwent pastel on black card 16 x 12"
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BOXING AT CATTERICK GARRISON WW1

Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"

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SURPRISE

Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"

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UNCLE GEORGE COULTER
Dilan
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DILAN - GIFTED
Derwent pastel pencils on cream mountboard
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ERM, I FORGOT.....
Derwent Pastel Pencils on cream mountboard 16 x 12" 
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GIRL WITH BLUE BOW
Derwent Pastel Pencils on Grey mountboard 16 x 12" 
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DILAN 
Derwent pastel pencils on cream mountboard
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BOY WITH FLAT CAP 
Derwent Pastel Pencils on cream mountboard 16 x 12" 
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GIRL WITH BLACK HAIR 
Derwent Pastel Pencils on Cream mountboard 16 x 12"
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JOSH
Derwent Pastel Pencils on cream mountboard 16 x 12"
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LEIGHTON 
Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12" 
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LEIGHTON - GIFTED
Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"
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GIRL WITH FUR HOOD
Derwent Pastel Pencils on Grey mountboard 16 x 12"
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LEAH
Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"
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RUBY - GIFTED
Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"
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LILY OF THE VALLEY 

Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"

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SHELDON
Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"
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TABITHA
Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"
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STACEY 
Charcoal on grey mountboard 16 x 12"

STEVEN 

Charcoal on grey mountboard 16 x 12"

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THE GIRL
Derwent pastel pencils 16 x 12"
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GIRL WITH THE LACE SHAWL
Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"
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IALEX for Andrea

16 x 12" Derwent pastel pencils.

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GIRL WITH THE SPOTTY DRESS
Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"
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TULLULAH
Derwent Pastel Pencils on pink mountboard 16 x 12"
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SURPRISE

Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 

Through a childs eyes   Ralph Jones  POEM

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HANNAH 

Charcoal on black card 16 X 12" 

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SWEET DREAMS

Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" - NFS.

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THE GRANDCHILDREN OF ROBERT & JANE