Quick portraits of the Price family...

You know those friends that you don't necessarily see very often, but you know everything's cool, and when you do catch up it's just like the old times?  Well that's Ben.  Ben and I spent a lot of time together when were younger, and some of best time was actually spent in Art class from the age of 14 to 18.  Lazy days in the art department with glimpses of real creativity are some of my fondest school memories, and it's funny because at that time I actually painted some portraits of Ben for a final exam project, but little did I know that 15 years later (with not too much contact in between) that I would be painting portraits of him and his family. 

Ben and his wife (to be) Danielle reached out to me recently and asked if I could do a portrait of each of the family members as they'd been really enjoying my recent work that they'd seen online.  I was honoured that they liked my art so much and jumped at the chance for a new challenge. I've stuck to my recent style of very quick paintings on paper where things never turn out perfect, but they have their own charm.

Ben, Danielle, Noah and Arlo really are the perfect family - Extremely creative, fun, honest and genuinely good people & I hope that they like how the paintings turned out (and at least recognise themselves a bit!)  I'll deliver them in person next time I'm in Belfast...

Quick Portraits on paper

In the last couple of months I decided to have a bit of fun with art and just get back to experimenting and making a mess.  I bought loads of large A1 sheets of paper, re-stocked my paint supplies began making quick portraits on paper.  I've tried to keep them as quick as possible, and not be aiming for perfection.

These are two of my favourite so far...The Novos

Art on wood

I've recently made these two paintings on wooden board.  122cmx122cm.  The dot one is only acrylic paint and the other also includes a bit of mixed media.

It's been a while.

It's been a while since I painted, but sometimes a photo catches you and you have to give it a go... went with a color background & liked the way it turned out

Hanging in Greenwich village

Two of my ladies have a spot at the amazing Greenwich Village in Haarlem: http://www.greenwichvillage.nl/

Mrs Novo also there, check it out!


A new DOT

It's been a while since I've made one of my 'Dot' paintings, so making this one was great fun to do.  'Dot Luna' with slightly more relaxed/pastel coloured dots, and a mixed media face.

Dylan

What a legend, a real poet.  He's inspired me a lot - it was a pleasure making this....

'Dylan' 100cm x 120cm mixed media on canvas.

Then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an Italian poet
From the thirteenth century
And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burning coal
Pouring off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you

Canvas Bags

Got a couple of bags made, turned out well!

Youtopia Arts Festival

Orderly Madness invited me back to take part in a creative weekend in the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam - another great weekend in a great location.  Thanks again Sabrina!

The Perotis

I don't often paint people I know, but these two are so photogenic it had to be done.  Father and son: Ivan & Kenji.  Really happy with how they turned out.

both 100cm x 120cm mixed media on canvas.

Down the Rabbit Hole

'Orderly madness' (www.orderlymadness.nl)was kind enough to invite me to take part in a creative weekend in the Lichtfabriek in November 2013.  Thanks Sabrina!

I got so much inspiration from all the other artists and performers, and the vibe was great.  Hopefully it happens again!

Mini Novoarts

I missed the original large versions of these paintings, so i made mini versions!

22cm x 18cm

Mary Anne

Did you know... my painting 'Mary Anne' is named after 'Mary Anne Hobbs' a presenter on BBC6 Music.  She was kind enough to give the painting a shout out and a place on her website when I was busy making it.  Thanks Mary Anne!

Mary Anne being created...

Mary Anne being created...

La Mapuche

A few years ago whilst in Chile I did this piece for 'La Suegra' (mother in law).  She's a proud Mapuche, and it now has a place on her living room wall.

It's since been used in educational books in Chile, in promotional material for events, and as a logo for 'Marichiweu Compadre' a documentary about the native Mapuches in Chile. www.facebook.com/mapuchedocu