James Came to the studio and we had a day working out a suitable possession. As the light was fading it created a very deep back drop. The composition resembled a stage.
Nora lives in the South of France with her Daughter who cars for her. I stayed with Mrs Cash for three days near the pyrenees. The views and light were spectacular. Nora is 103 years old and looks at the world with a smile. I thought she summed up positivity. It was a please to paint such a remarkable woman.
Tony and I had an afternoon chatting we sat at his desk and worked out a setting for both of us.
Henry was the perfect portrait artist to paint our daughter and we can’t wait until our second is old enough to have hers done too. He’s particularly good at engaging with kids and capturing their personality with photographs. We liked the way he selected a picture that was striking rather than cutesie. He also allowed us to spread payments which makes getting a potrait of your child a no brainier – such fantastic and skillful artistry that will forever capture their childhood in an age of throwaway digital photos… It certainly beats a photo-album or a Facebook page!
Unfortunately I never saw Lesley I managed to do the drawing from Photos and a video.
John the Gadafian
I commissioned both a painting and a pencil sketch and was amazed at the speed with which he worked. He insisted I look as natural as possible and did not want me to ‘pose’ for the painting or the sketch. He was friendly and affable and the sessions were a pleasure.
I was not entirely satisfied with the painting, and raised my concerns with Henry. He undertook the necessary remedial work, and the final result was not merely to my satisfaction, but an uncanny likeness of me that seemed to show important character traits.
I cannot recommend Henry Byrne too highly. His work is outstanding, and a bonus is the fact that his fees are reasonable.
Mr & Mrs O'sullivan
Mr & Mrs Osullivan's son commissioned the work with a clear idea of what he wanted to achieve with in the painting. The composition was carefully put together to have references to there lives. Each object in the painting was considered to there professions as well as their marriage.
This is a copy of a painting.
Which I did on Commission.
Tony has MS he was one of the most inspiring guys I know it was a pleasure to paint him.
Albert and I had a day together. What an amazing guy so full of life. Such a pleasure to get to know him.
This painting was from sittings after school on as Charles was doing his teacher training course. I think it was quite a stressfull time for him. We are great friends and I think it captured that time in his life.
the Cumming-bruce kids
This was commissioned by the kids for the parents wedding anniversary. Such a nice family.
My First commission Thank you Christopher.
I went to Visit Charles in Nice. We had an afternoon chatting at his home. He is a very colourful character.
My brothers from Germany.
50/50 is a charity that brings focus to the child poverty lines. I did some sittings and did the work which was donated to the charity to raise money for the cause.