Lemn Sissay

Lemn Sissay Portrait - Mixed Media (Oil Pastel and Acrylic) on Canvas Paper

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Inspired by Portrait Artist of the Year on the Sky Arts channel, I made this oil pastel study of Lemn Sissay based on a photo in a recent issue of Country Living magazine. Earlier this year, I watched a TV documentary about Lemn's early years in foster care and his search for his biological mother, and I was struck by his strength and serenity. This is really a mixed media piece, as I used acrylic for the first background layer.

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Bobbie Matulja

I'm a busy Churchwarden from a rural parish in South Shropshire. I've been painting and drawing for over 10 years - so I would describe myself as an experienced amateur. I've picked up a few art prizes at Tenbury Agricultural Show as well as exhibiting with Tenbury and District Art Club - and I…

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