This week is the opening of a new art exhibition in my home town of Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK. I painted a portrait of my friend specially for the exhibition because the only requirements for submission were that the artist must live in Southend and the artwork must be A4 size. This is a video (below) of me painting the portrait. My friend Fuad Al Qudsi was visiting Southend in December 2016 when I took the photo that this portrait is based on.
The exhibition is called "100%Southend" at Twenty One (art gallery) on Southend seafront from July to 31 October 2017. Please visit the gallery and enjoy a wide selection of art from many talented artistic Southenders.