Painting a portrait of Ed Sheeran was reasonably straightforward but I wanted a backdrop which reflected a little more about him. The tattoos on his arms are quite unique so I used them as inspiration for a pattern which hangs as a tapestry behind him.
The Rag'n'Bone Man- one of the UK's most recent musical talents to hit the industry seemed like the perfect subject for a portrait. I incorporated a little hand written lettering with this one, borrowed from his lyrics.
Happy Birthday to Andrew who would have been 44 today! I hope you are flying free and laughing at us all...
I was commissioned by USA's Slate Magazine to complete 7 portraits for an upcoming cover story on American citizens who don't believe Hillary Clinton will make a good President. The deadline was very tight with only 24 hours to complete all portraits. The final story can be seen here.