I concentrate on producing engaging brush strokes within an interesting painting, breaking each plane of colour down into individual shapes. I owe this obsession with gestural portraiture to the likes of Uglow and Hambling, their technique allows sections of their paintings to be taken out of context and still bewitch the viewer.  Whilst I do not work from memory like Hambling, relying on life and source material, I share a love for interesting marks and colour.

This is something I continue to strive for in my own work, to create a feast for the eyes and the mind. To hail equally subject matter and medium.

Portrait commissions are a favourite of mine, especially if you’ve dressed to impress! Interesting clothing can really change a family portrait into a timeless work of art, just look at some of the wonderful colours and patterns below!

If you’d like to chat about a commission you have in mind, please feel free to get in touch via my contact form here: https://paulwardart.com/bespoke-artwork