acrylic on wood (14.5 x 26cm)
Ritchie lives in Phoenix, Arizona. He found me completely randomly browsing on Instagram and then contacted me asking if I had any work for sale. After buying three prints he then commissioned me to paint four portraits of himself, his wife and two sons. The four of them flew to London within a week of confirming the commission to spend four days in my Deptford studio, painting, eating and talking relentlessly.
I just don’t see how this could have happened pre-social media. For all it’s anxiety inducing ways and thinly veiled consumerist agenda Instagram can occasionally turn something seemingly trivial into something real and meaningful and make the world feel a little smaller.
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