Thinking about a portrait? Check this out!
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Sometimes when you hear an idea, you just know it’s going to work. I have a bit of form in portraiture, having had my nude painted by a Russian princess as a feature for the Independent on Sunday. (I’m not making this up you know). And actually, it’s hanging in my lounge. And even funnier, the original story is still on the internet here!
Anyway the idea for the business is basically a one-stop shop for portraiture. So if you want to immortalise your children, your perfect derrière, a beloved pet, your house, or even a landscape that might mean something special to you, iwantaportrait.co.uk on the Bucks/Oxon borders can match you to the right artist for the job, as they have a large pool of artists working in a wide range of mediums and specialisms.
I think that’s a clever concept, don’t you? I’ve seen a lot of rubbish kids portraiture, and know myself that if I commissioned a picture of my kids, my pet, my anything, that it would have to exist as a work of art as much as a memorial. So being able to choose between lots of different artists would really help me.
Check out the site here, and then, um, decide how you’d like to pose.