Isabel and Ryan
These portraits combine hand-painting, drawing, silk screen printing and photography. They have been designed to fit in harmoniously with the client’s existing eclectic art collection - encompassing diverse pieces ranging from classic oil paintings to modern Alex Katz portraits.
This portrait was commissioned to celebrate Sir Alex Fergusons’ 70th birthday. The family originally wanted an oil painting but after lots of discussion everyone agreed a silk-screen print would better capture the family and their abundance of energy. The background colours were carefully mixed to reflect their South African heritage and the time they have spent in Africa as a family. The grandchildren chose the football specifically as it was a treasured memento from the Champions League.