Len - oil on canvas

Len - oil on canvas

A worthy winner I must say. Full of character.

Masterly. Wonderful character in this old man. Great admiration for all your posts today, Mark.

I can see why it won its superb in every aspect Mark a pleasure to view it

Wonderful portrait such brilliant detail of this fine man. A great winner.

A fabulous stand out portrait. The palette gives it such a warm light. I'm enjoying looking at all the fine detail.

This is superb. Especially the arthritic hands. A real masterpiece Mark.

What more could I add...simply wonderful and a well deserved win. Those hands are so real. Just a WOW

It's a portrait that works on different levels - my overall feeling is one of sadness: this is a man nearing the end of life, whose body is crumbling; trousers undone at the top for comfort - or because he just tired of buttoning them up: or someone else had dressed him; old man's hands, one clutching a tissue or handkerchief .... but still with life in the eyes. Looked at just as a technical achievement, it is of course remarkable, but like all great paintings, it's much more than that.

Mark you are brilliant at these portraits - so much character - I have just read your details below and I'm not surprised you have won prizes for your work.

Brilliant and congratulations. Well deserved.

Phenomenal....keeping getting drawn back to it!

Incredible I"m not surprised its one awards. Must try harder at portraits...must try harder at portraits - this will be my mantra!!

Stunning work Mark, many congratulations

Absolutely fantastic portrait, Mark. Hats off to you.

Absolutely superb. Full of character. Well done.

Superbly painted, full of atmosphere - wonderful, Mark

Absolutely brilliant. Love everything about it.

Wow! Incredible, honest portrait.

This is a stunning portrait, powerfully moving . Congratulations on winning, very well deserved!

Superb. So much to learn from this excellent portrait.

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This portrait of 2nd world war veteren Len Nixey was exhibited at The royal society of portrait painters annual exhibition in 2005 and it won the The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize, peoples choice award 2012.

About the Artist
Mark Fennell

Mark Fennell is a professional portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire. He works predominantly in oils, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John…

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