Rhianna has a joyful vibrant energy that is very infectious and she is incredibly fun to be around. I aimed to capture these qualities and combine it with my ethereal aesthetic for this bespoke portrait painting.
If you would like to commission a personalised portrait or make an inquiry please contact me via the contact page.
Levi, Barni és Peti
2016 oil paint on canvas 60x50cm.
A private portrait commission of three brothers Levi, Barni and Peti. The mother wanted a bright and warm colour palette and to show each child's character. Levi is the youngest and is a cheeky and robust little chap, Barni has a sweet and gentle charm and Peti, the eldest, is very clever and thoughtful.
I am always a little anxious when doing a child portrait in case the parent may not like it enough. Thankfully the mother cried with joy when the final painting was delivered so that was very re-assuring plus fulfilling as an artist.
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Oil paint on canvas board 24x30 cm (unframed) 2016.
A portrait of my mother Vanessa. She has a fascination with the moon, in it's cycles, it's relationship with Earth and it's symbolism. Living on the island of Guernsey, the sea inspires her and provides retreat from the noise of life. For the painting I tied together the symbolism of the luna/water connection with a soft blending aesthetic to depict her caring and gentle nature.
If you would like enquire about or commission a personalised bespoke portraiture please contact Darren via the contact page.
Gabor Maté (2015)
Oil on canvas board 20x30 cm (unframed) 2015.
Over recent years I discovered physician Dr Gabor Maté who writes and talks mostly about child development, addiction, stress and related disease. I found listening to Gabor revolutionary in the way I continue to develop self and socio-cultural awareness. I sincerely recommend reading his books or even just have a quick listen to video snippets of his lectures online.
This is the first of several small oil painting portraitures attempting a simple but symbolic portrayal of the subject. In this case I painted a abstract object to resemble a combination of an embryo and an orb of light - mixing a physical symbol of nurture and one of psychological attunement.
The original painting is available to purchase online via my store and major art market websites. Please contact me if you would like to enquire or commission a personalised bespoke portrait.
2016 oil paint on canvas 25x35cm.
A small portrait of Zéti commissioned for his father. He is a very intelligent child and is often pulling a cheeky face. Please contact me via the contact page if you would like to inquire about or commission a portrait.
Acrylic paint on 300 gsm paper 2015.
A portrait of my partner Viola. I wanted to capture the principle qualities I associate with her - namely her earthy, kind, intuitive and illuminating natures.
Philip Seymour Hoffman (2014)
Graphite, charcoal and acrylic paint on paper 2014.
A tribute portraiture to the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. His talent and passion for his art was inspirational, humbling and invoking.
I hope to capture his scope, fluidity, diversity and thoughtfulness in this portrait. The original is available to purchase through my online shop here, or alternatively contact me via the contact page on this website.