Thursday, 16 June 2011
Sorted Exhibition series 1 - BRITISH COMEDY SERIES
(All available as A4 300gsm and Giclee prints but can do other sizes/with frames etc on request.)
Matt Berry (The IT Crowd, Garth Merenghi, voice of Absolute Radio) and me at Sorted London with the painting I did of him as Dr Sanchez in the credits of Garth Marenghi.
So, I decided to do a series of 10 black and white water colour paintings (WITH backgrounds!! Shock, Horror) of my favourite actors in modern British Comedy. I scanned through all my favourite episodes and film clips so that I could pause it right at the moment which I thought totally captured that actor's/their character's personality, and paint from that.
I then wrote to all the celebrities that I had painted (Matt Berry, Bill Bailey, Richard Ayoade, Mark Heap, Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington, Stephen Merchant, Adam Buxton, Joe Cornish, Noel Fielding, Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) and invited them to come and see the painting of themselves at the private view.
And then the legend himself - Matt Berry - wandered in around 7.30, oozing of cool and complimenting everyone's work. My smile nearly broke my face.
Posted by Lucy Wragg at 06:47