I was commissioned by the staff at a crown court to create a Vanity Fair style portrait for a high court judge who was standing down from her post as Presiding Judge. It was presented to her at her farewell evening.
The response was as follows: “I was taken by complete surprise and was overwhelmed when I saw the painting. It is such a tribute to Amanda’s talent and skill, and all done from a photograph…amazing.
I will hang the painting in my room in the Royal Courts of Justice, the best of reminders of four memorable years and the people who were part of them.”
These are gentle caricatures, nothing too extreme. As Leslie Ward (Spy) said:
If I could sum up the art in a sentence, it would be that caricature should be a comic impression with a kindly touch, and always devoid of vulgarity.Leslie Ward – Wikipedia
To see more of his Vanity Fair style portrait work click here.