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AMERICAN TV

Currently enjoying some American TV shows.  Our current favourites are  “Louis” featuring Louis C.K which is brilliant and “Parks and Recreation” with the excellent Ron Swanson.

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April 8th, 2015

NODDY AND ANDY…..TOGETHER AT LAST.

I had a sitting with Noddy Holder last Friday which was fantastic. Some of you know I’m a huge music fan and it was great to chat about the music from that period during the sitting and he was totally down to earth as you would expect.

April 8th, 2015

FILMS AND INTERVIEWS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsB7uDTpU2s&list=PLj3mInRJqIel_mECh6JHOTRRdADwPIBFb&index=1

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emd-0Pqs398&index=2&list=PLj3mInRJqIel_mECh6JHOTRRdADwPIBFb

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M9Y-iHrZ_Y&index=3&list=PLj3mInRJqIel_mECh6JHOTRRdADwPIBFb

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YagAbibeNao&list=PLj3mInRJqIel_mECh6JHOTRRdADwPIBFb&index=4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXcoYZ_MzUw

 

https://vimeo.com/70978945

 

April 8th, 2015

NEW GALLERY- ROBERTO POLO

I’m showing with a new gallery , The Roberto Polo Gallery in Brussels. I’ll be having a show there in a few years time, no fixed date yet,  lots of new work and this show will also tour to a public gallery in the UK. It’s in the beautiful Old Quarter of Brussels near The Grand Place. Here’s a shot of the current show there by the acclaimed artist Jan Vanriet .

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April 8th, 2015

UNVEILING OF LORD CARRINGTON PORTRAIT AT THE HOUSE OF LORDS

The Palace of Westminster contacted me to do a portrait of Lord Carrington which I worked on for quite a sizeable portion of last year. It’s set in his manor house in Buckinghamshire and I liked the atmospheric lighting of the space, it’s proportions and link to his ancestry. It was unveiled in February at the House of Lords and it seemed to go down very well. One Lord came up and complimented me and said his son ran an art gallery in a very matter of fact way, as if it was a small Cornish gallery in Penzance…”Yes, it’s called White Cube, have you heard of it ?” Said Lord Jopling.

I’ve also added a drawing of Lord Carrington which I made before I started the painting.

The Parliamentary Arts Committee also commissioned 4 films to accompany the portrait which explain it in much more detail and these are listed below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsB7uDTpU2s&list=PLj3mInRJqIel_mECh6JHOTRRdADwPIBFb&index=1

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emd-0Pqs398&index=2&list=PLj3mInRJqIel_mECh6JHOTRRdADwPIBFb

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M9Y-iHrZ_Y&index=3&list=PLj3mInRJqIel_mECh6JHOTRRdADwPIBFb

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YagAbibeNao&list=PLj3mInRJqIel_mECh6JHOTRRdADwPIBFb&index=4

 

http://www.parliament.uk/about/art-in-parliament/news/2015/february/andrew-tift-paints-lord-carringtons-portrait-for-the-house-of-lords/

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April 8th, 2015

Director Leaves

A few weeks ago now I went to Sandy Nairne’s leaving event at the National Portrait Gallery. There  was a huge turn out of the great and the good in the art world which is testament to the fact that he’s been  such a great and effective Director at the Gallery. A great night.02 23_285902 23_2860

April 8th, 2015


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