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Matthew has been painting Jesus Hernandez, a friend who worked with him a couple of years ago.


Jesus fascinated Matthew because of his striking appearance, and he had been looking for an excuse to paint him for a while.

The relaunch of the National Portrait Gallery's prize "Herbert Smith Freehills Portrait Award" gave him the reason to approach Jesus.

The paintings shown here are all experiments in application, light, etc. Matthew is always keen to develop his approach and style.

Matthew believes an artist can have many 'styles' he doesn't need to feel pigeonholed.

Portrait of Jesus Herndandez.

Oil on Plywood, 60cm x 100cm

Portrait of Jesus Herndandez, stretching.

Oil on canvas, 60cm x 60cm

Jesus of Bethnal Green Stretching.jpg

Jesus of Bethnal Green.

Oil on hardboard, 60cm x 90cm

Jesus of Bethnal Green, in the Venetian style.

Oil on plywood, 30cm x 40cm

Portrait of Jesus Herndandez, eyes closed.

Oil on plywood, 30cm x 40cm

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