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May 2013
Meet subject model, Stephen Sutton!
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My subject models and the people I have the privilege of meeting as an artist are a constant source of inspiration, but none so much as Stephen, who I am currently drawing for the De'Longhi Art Auction which will take place in September to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Stephen was diagnosed with terminal cancer three years ago and has managed to accomplish more in the time since than many people do in an entire lifetime. I hope you'll read his story here and do whatever you can to support his charity the Teenage Cancer Trust.


Melvin
My May Limited Edition Print
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Melvin is the son of my mother's younger sister making him a first and very dear cousin. He has lived most of his life in Nigeria, but has now returned to his birthplace in Queens, New York where he is studying at university.

Melvin is die hard Manchester United Fan and loves to listen to Rap/HipHop. Although he is  only 20, he is one of the wisest, intelligent and profound beings I have ever encountered. His nature is so pure, humble and caring. He is the oldest of two siblings and certainly leads by example.

I finished this drawing of him in January of this year during a visit just before he left for the States.

The original drawing as well as limited edition Fine Art Prints are now available for purchase from the Albemarle Gallery.

Each Fine Art Print is strictly limited to an edition size of 30 plus 5 artist proofs and has been inspected, hand-signed and numbered by me.

For more details and to order visit the PRINT page of my website.

Meeting Boris Johnson & Tottenham's Rising Generations Artists

Kelvin_BorisJohnson-006_1200pxI had the great pleasure of meeting the Mayor, Boris Johnson, MP David Lammy and former Tottenham Spur player, Ledley King and sharing 2 of my prints at the opening of the Tottenham Enterprise Centre alongside other wonderful local artists.

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My prints are back in the Albemarle gallery now, but I hope you will visit the exhibition which continues until Wednesday 22nd May.


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Winning the de Laszlo Prize!
It was an extreme honour and huge surprise to be awarded the de Laszlo Prize for my drawing of Melvin which is on exhibit with the Royal Society of Portrait Artists at the Mall Galleries until the 24th May.

The Mall Galleries
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Rochelle is my entry for the August Cork Street Open Exhibition. Open exhibitions are an amazing way to have your work seen and recognised. Artists have 2 weeks left to enter work, just click on the image below for details.
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Melvin
My original drawing of Melvin will be at the Albemarle Gallery, once the exhibition at the Mall Gallery closes.

You can view the evolution of the drawing on my blog.



Inspired by Others

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Self Portrait by Alan Coulson

One of the things I enjoy most about entering competitions and open exhibitions is the opportunity to see the work of and interact with other artists.

I particularly enjoy the portraits by Alan and was chuffed to see his self-portrait hanging across from mine at the Mall Galleries.
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