Henry and George’s painting with Simon!

Henry and George’s portrait was painted recently by Nicholas at 16 x 12 size on Italian Linen Canvas. Lisa Shaw commissioned Nicholas to paint Henry and George for a birthday surprise for her husband Simon in June 2015. Sadly George passed away before the painting was complete, so it serves to be a wonderful memory for all of the family. Henry is still doing well at 18 years old and he posed beautifully for Lisa in the photo below.

We always love to see photos form our clients when the paintings arrive or are presented to the recipient and Lisa very kindly took some photos of Simon and Henry with the painting. I have also added them to our testimonials pages on our website. We hope you enjoy reading Lisa’s testimonial below and viewing the photos.

Hi Melanie,
Simon gets to see his present! He was quiet at first, thought he didn’t like it.
He was quiet because he was so emotional.
He LOVES the portrait, so please pass on our thanks to Nicholas.
Henry thinks its pretty cool too!!
Lisa x

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Bea’s portrait – with Bea!

Elizabeth commissioned me to draw Bea in January 2015 as a surprise gift for Charles, her husbands birthday. We have just received these wonderful photos of Bea posing with her portrait which is now framed and ready to be displayed in the family home, when their renovations are complete. I have added the photos and a lovely testimonial from Elizabeth on our website. Bea is the perfect model and is just so adorable in these photos. I hope that you all enjoy viewing them too!

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Ballycastle King Framed!

We are very excited to finally post our latest framed portrait. Nick painted Ballycastle King about an month and a half ago. Our client asked if we would match a frame from another painting we did for them a few years ago. The frame was a swept frame and so we found a company to make one for us similar and I have added photos for you to see below.

We are over the moon with the results. It is a gold swept frame with a hessian inner linen slip, edged with gold. There is a gold engraved plaque on the hessian slip and the sides of the frame have been built up to hide the depth of the canvas. It is just simply stunning.

The oil painting will be hung in the clients home, and we have also had a print created for the clients yacht, two photos of the framed print are below. Jane our framer framed this for us with non reflective glass, the gold engraved plaque has been recessed in the mount.

Our clients will be visiting us in a week or so and I will try to persuade them to have their photo taken with the painting for the blog.

I ahve added the swept frame to our range of available mouldings on our website, we hope that this will be the first of many beautiful swept frames to go along with Nick’s amazing oil paintings.

I have taken a video of the painting and print which I will post next.

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Final scan of Lincoln

Here is the final scan of Lincoln. This is a 14 x 14 oil on linen canvas painted by Nick. I really love our square portraits, they look fabulous and the overall presentation of them work so well. They are both contemporary and traditional at the same time. We hope you like this one. I will have a final scan of Willow soon and also photos of Ballyscatle King too!


Next stages of Lincoln

Here are the next stages of Lincoln. Nick is painting as we speak and I should have a final scan by the weekend. We also now have the amazing frame for the painting of Ballycastle King and its all here in the studio ready to be photographed. I will be posting photos very soon!!!