THE STORY BEHIND MY PORTRAITS OF THE BEATLES
The top spot on every Beatles fan's wish list is the same:
A time machine. Back to the rooftop concert. Back to Shea Stadium. Back to Woolton church garden fête.
The Beatles kept reinventing themselves throughout their career. Every moment of the 1960s, their music, outlook, and style were ahead of everybody else's. With all these constant transformations, not least musically, you would think the band would lose fans along the way.
Quite the contrary. 50 years after they broke up, they are still on everybody's lips. The many changes they went through mean that - perhaps unconsciously - you compare and try to pick out your favourite Beatles year, an album, a set of outfits, even hairstyles that you prefer over the rest.
I think their music is absolutely fantastic from Love Me Do until The End (and Her Majesty). However, their personalities are a major driving force behind my Beatles fascination.
My connection to the hopeful Liverpool boys with a rock 'n' roll dream and the four young lads who went out to conquer the world up until the middle of 1966 is remarkably stronger than that with the four men on the Sgt. Pepper and Abbey Road covers.
That is why most of my Beatles portraits are from the first half of the sixties. From a time when, to me, they were still unspoiled by fame, seemingly carefree, still eager to conquer the world.
What I hope to capture with my portraits is a long-gone moment in time, when John, Paul, George, and Ringo were still the world's four best friends. Because that's what I wish I could have experienced. My art prints are my time machine. Hopefully, they will take you back to exactly where you want to be.
STARR // Fine Art Print
Fine art print of my hand-drawn illustration STARR, a portrait of drummer Ringo Starr 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.