I’ve enjoyed the challenge of working on this portrait.
Canon Michael Smith of York Minster is the subject and I’ve put him by the altar in his vestments.
I presented it to him at whitewall gallery, York who framed it beautifully in a rich gold moulding.
One of the challenges was Michael’s clasped hands.
In the background is the heart shaped window of the West window. The sunbeam coming through the window falls on Michael’s face and I’ve added file paint to the rich gold of his stole.
Thanks to Caroline the whitewall manager for arranging the surprise unveiling.