I am incredibly pleased that Olivia Colman won best actress at the Oscars a while ago. The Favourite is a great film, and Olivia is seriously the loveliest, and most down-to-earth person I’ve ever met.
In 2017 she commissioned this portrait of her and her husband Ed, and they were both such a pleasure to draw. I went to their house a few times, and took photos of them, as well as objects and patterns from throughout their house that had some sentimental value to them. I then combined all of these elements into the artwork below.
I was recently commissioned by actress Olivia Colman to draw her and her husband Ed. All of the elements and patterns in the background are photographed from within their house, so the artwork is all the more meaningful to them.
Recently I donated the opportunity to have a tape portrait of yourself to the Reprieve charity auction at the Wallace Collection. Here is some progress shots of one of the winning bidders, actress (and all-round hero) Olivia Colman.
The other artist to donate work to this auction was Anthony Gormley.
I was ecstatic to have raised £6100 for the charity that night, and £9100 in total for charity during the months October and November.