The Upper Hand
A retirement gift for a Kerryman living in Dublin
Through my work I wish to convey the fleeting moments of time in your loved ones life. Their personality has to shine through, and somehow it always does. If there are two or more in the painting, the connection they have to each other must be captured. I use photos for reference but work also intuitively. This is very important because photographs only capture so much. Paintings of your loves ones are gifts that keep on giving as they are passed down through the generations.
Its painless. I usually go to the clients house because people are always more relaxed in their own environment. To begin I take ” posey ” photos first it’s what is expected. After that the real magic begins. They forget about me and go about their daily business, be it work or play. This takes about an hour at the most. Don’t worry if your child never sits still. These moments always get captured.
When the painting is almost complete, I invite you to my house before the finishing touches. You and I have to be happy with it. If you live far away we will meet up at a convenient time and location. Please go to my testimonials page to read what clients say about my work. It takes about 12 weeks from photos to finish.