Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Elian Lima is a Brazilian lady who does face painting & runs a busy restaurant at the Observatory shopping centre in Slough.
Dali the Clown (Mr Karen Mkrtchyan) is an Armenian and does spectacular balloon sculpting at the same place.
I say thanks for coming to live in our country and bringing fun, colour, invention and (especially in Elian`s case!) beauty.

Friday, 28 March 2014

This is the second caricature I have done of Chris ( see one of my first blogs in 2009), who is a well known and loved character in Luton. His amazing laugh is used as a ring tone.He asked me to draw him as Usain Bolt but with the `lunch box` of Linford Christie!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

This is Elz, on his way to study sound engineering, good luck with the future mate.
It was a pleasant surprise to meet  fellow fans of the work of Japanese animation artist Hayao Miyazaki, not very well known in the UK but a household name in the rest of Europe, his films are mind-blowing, specially films like `Spirited Away`. Great to meet you Priti & Jas.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

There`s a lot to take your breath away in Florence, so much beauty left to us from 600 years ago.
These tiny angels on one of the main doors of the Cathedral really stopped me ( Donatello?). Such grace!
My son Dominic is studying at The Russian Academy there for a year, lucky man!

Monday, 18 November 2013

I was well impressed by these simple geometric forms at Serpentine Green in Peterborough, Christmas decs with a lot of style & simplicity.
Had a real good chin-wag with this 86 year-old Liverpudlian as I drew his portrait. He`d recently lost his wife and felt lost and didn`t know how to fill the days. As happens so often as I go around shopping centres, it can be humbling to hear peoples stories.
It was a real pleasure to draw a caricature of a real Town Crier - Anthony Church at Serpentine Green shopping centre in Peterborough during Christmas festivities there.