Well, why not?
He’s an interesting character and probably one of my most challenging portraits yet. Tim has many facets to his personality and was almost a different person each time I saw him.
Tim’s next question was “Where?” I envisaged him at a grand piano of course and he suggested one of his favourite old venues, The Basement. If you’re familiar with this club, let me tell you it’s a very different-looking place during the day. It was surreal to sketch and photograph Tim as he played a few tunes on the old Steinway.
I first painted a small study of the portrait, which was a finalist in the 2007 Lexus Mortimer Art Prize.
Tim gifted the portrait to his mother – I hope she likes it.