Commissioned to create a painting from an old black and white photograph, I worked in reverse, with white paint and pencil on a black canvas (which I had pre-painted), tweaking the image until the resemblance was as realistic as possible. Thankfully as with any portraiture work, the proof is in the feedback.

"She just loved it, she cried when she opened it - that's the sign of a good portrait. Thank you again so much, it's going to be cherished in our family forever" - K Bennung