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.

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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?

CARL
Derwent pastel pencils 16 x 12" 
Gifted to Carl's family
CHINESE LADY 2
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
CHINESE LADY
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
CRYING NUN
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
CONTENTMENT
Named by Elizabeth Birbeck
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
DEEP IN THOUGHT
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"
GEORGIA BROWN - GIFTED
Derwent pastel pencils on cream mountoard 16 X 12"
ISSAC
Named by Paula Besford
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
LADY WITH VEIL
Watercolour on Bockingford 16 x 12" 
MARK GIFTED TO FAMILY
Derwent pastel pencils on cream board 16 x 12"

JEAN - Gifted to Gary

Derwent Pastel Pencils on cream mountboard

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

HELEN

Derwent pastel pencils on grey mountboard 16x 12"

MOTHER THERESA
Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 
MR DIXON - GIFTED TO FAMILY
Derwent pastel pencils 16 x 12"
MR NORTHEY - GIFTED TO FAMILY
Derwent pastel pencils 16 x 12"
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"

OH LORD
Charcoal on black card 16 x12"

LIZ

Gifted to her daughter

Pastel pencils on green mountboard 16 x 12"

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

BOXING AT CATTERICK GARRISON WW1

Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"

SURPRISE

Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"

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

LILY OF THE VALLEY 

Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"

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

STEVEN 

Charcoal on grey mountboard 16 x 12"

THE GIRL
Derwent pastel pencils 16 x 12"
GIRL WITH THE LACE SHAWL
Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"
GIRL WITH THE SPOTTY DRESS
Derwent Pastel Pencils 16 x 12"
TULLULAH
Derwent Pastel Pencils on pink mountboard 16 x 12"

SURPRISE

Charcoal on black card 16 x 12" 

Through a childs eyes   Ralph Jones  POEM

HANNAH 

Charcoal on black card 16 X 12" 

HANNAH 2

Gifted to Brian Whitelaw

Charcoal on black card 16 x 12"

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