Here's some grainy B&W shots of the place:
How could you not grow up a little bit Goth with all these mouldering Victorian Factories around you?
Anyway... back to the art...
This is what I do
Guess who? When I saw her at the wedding, I knew I had to paint her. In fact the hat was so tall that I ran out of space and had to add an extension! I won The Vintage At Southbank Bad Art Salon with her too and now she belongs to designer Wayne Hemingway (probably in the loo or something)
Gratuitous shot of me accepting the prize with judges Lulu Guinness, Wayne Hemingway, Christos Tolera and Paul Kindersley one of the curators getting in on the act
Here's some examples of my other work. I'm getting a bit low on work as I keep selling it (oh boo hoo Clare!)
Nigella 2010 (just sold this one!)
Barbry Allen 2011
Old Deer 2011
You get the general idea.... big eyes, bright colours, slightly sinister. That's generally what I do. I'm also on the lookout for new subjects, so I hope you don't mind if I approach any of you wanting to paint you in your most fantastic outfits from your lovely photos (or weirdest photos).
Also if you're an artist, please share your work and/or enter the competition in the link above!
Ps: I have 20 followers now! Woo! Thanks so much!
I mentioned Goths earlier. Well here's a handy make up tutorial from my friend Paul on how to get an edge authentic goth look. Or terrify children.