Gareth Beare's delightfully surreal portrait should be a BP portrait competition entry in my opinion. It's about 70x70cm ish. My poor photography does it little justice. It's pretty arresting in the flesh. Painted in oil on SAND. His brushes must hate him.
There is just something about this image...it kind of stares at you mournfully. odd
Garreth is another member of Coburg House Art Studios that will be taking portrait comissions on the 5th 6th and 7th of august at the open studios. FOLLOW THIS LINK
"Dylan Lisle’s work maintains a contemporary dynamism through his old masterly representations of the female form. Knots and swathes of vibrant, passionate fabric envelope his sensuous figures, or otherwise are the subject of larger studies, which draw upon chiaroscuro, reminiscent of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens. His work is instantly approachable, engagingly serene and romantically charged; traits that have not gone unnoticed in the art world he inhabits.
Fresh from his first London solo exhibition, Dylan Lisle spearheads a modern movement of artists, whose desire it is to capture light in all its glorious subtleties, texture in its infinite tactile qualities and the female form in its evasive beauty." Hope Robertson, 2007