Napoleonic figure

Working on the portrait I started last yr as part of a commission for Unlimited cultural Olympiad which was commissioned by Dash arts. It started off being developed from a live portrait sitting at the M21 medieval festival in Much Wenlock. Now I take it into the fantasy world of a The Medieval Sitting Duk
The mayor begins to morph into a Napolionic figure

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Live portrait sitting 3 James Pearson Assistant Gardener CroftCastle

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The Custodians: 6th September 2012, I create the 3rd live portrait sitting of James Pearson, Assistant Gardener of Croft Castle, part of Time Will Tell Project by Meadow Arts. here i create small preliminary drawings that explore james physicality whilst we talk about his work as a gardener at croft castle.Members of the Public came upon us in the Gothick Bay Room and talked to us about the history of Croft Castle and how to painting a portrait I’ll be telling you more about the lives and connections between these sitters and CroftCastle soon, through the making of their portraits.

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Mayor of MuchWenlock 2011-12

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Mayor of MuchWenlock 2011-12, a set on Flickr.

i begin to paint the Mayor of Muchwenlock in my studio august 2012

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Painting Of Mayor of MuchWenlock AWAKES

This gallery contains 9 photos.

my brushes and paints awake in the painting of Mayor of MuchWenlock 2011_12 Lesley Durbin.

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live portrait sitting the mayor of much wenlock

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live portrait!

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Live Portrait Sitting Mayor of MuchWenlock

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The Medieval Sitting DukA reported Story of a Man, alias Claude De Tomus, who comes from the 21st Century, but is being sent back in time to live in Medieval Britain because of the governmental welfare cuts and reforms effecting all of us…… HERE and NOW! the Mayor of MuchWenlock, Lesley Durbin sits live for here portrait by Tanya RaabeArtworksFrom a series of six live portrait sittings three paintings emerged evoking a dark yet rich triptych of images. When the paintings were combined with reclaimed paraphernalia they grew into a ‘grace’ of assemblages. This provides the viewer with a series of metaphors born out of a story of our times set in Medieval Britain that carries the values of a 21st century government. ‘Living in a Disabling World’.

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The Medieval Sitting Duk is Revealed

The Reveal

 Sssshhhhhhhh!

In Hiding!

Claude De Tomus has left the building! 

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M21 Press conference – i meet the Mayor

At the M21 press Conference yesterday i met the Mayor of Much Wenlock my next subject sitting live this Sunday 11;30am -2;30pm Priory Hall MuchWenlock – join us in conversation as the painting reveals its self befor your EYES!

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covert ways

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