THE STORY BEHIND MY ILLUSTRATION OF PAUL MCCARTNEY'S CHILDHOOD HOME IN LIVERPOOL
Paul McCartney moved in at 20 Forthlin Road in Allerton, Liverpool together with his parents and brother in 1956, the year Paul turned 14. His bedroom was right above the front door until fame came knocking in 1963.
It was while he lived here that he first met John Lennon, and the two would sag off school to go back to Paul's house and write songs in the parlour. Perhaps they are busy writing 'Love Me Do' behind those drawn curtains.
All four Beatles moved to a new home during their childhood. For this project, I have chosen to draw the houses that define the biggest part of their childhood and youth, before they left Liverpool in 1963.
Using photos from the 1950s and early '60s for reference, my goal has been to portray these Merseyside houses as they would have looked when John, Paul, George, and Ringo were simply the boys next door.
THE BEATLES' CHILDHOOD HOMES - PAUL MCCARTNEY // Fine Art Print
Fine art print of my hand-drawn architecture illustration featuring 20 Forthlin Road in Allerton, Liverpool, the childhood home of Paul McCartney from The Beatles. All prints are hand-signed and sold unframed.
A4 (21 W x 29.7 H cm / 8.3 W x 11.7 H in)
A3 (29.7 W x 42 H cm / 11.7 W x 16.5 H in)
PAPER AND INKS
Printed with archival pigment inks on matte 310gsm / 210lb bright white museum-quality paper. The pigment inks capture the depth and detail of the original artwork and are colour-fast for 100+ years. I have carefully chosen the paper based on its ability to reproduce impressive art prints, boasting vivid tones, deep blacks and extraordinary reproduction of detail.