Richard Pryor


The comedian Richard Pryor. I’m not an afficionado of his comedy but from what little Ive seen and from listening to comedians recount stories about him,  I can sense his calibre. I was reading something about him last week and it said he had a nasty childhood. Maybe thats why I chose this image in particular and composed him in the weaker bottom left corner, making the character feel more vulnerable.


Beck Hansen


I was gonna call this piece ‘Beck Handsome’ cos it sounds like Hansen. The guy hasn’t aged in 20 years. If thats what scientology does for you, sign me up!

Thanks to Jim my art teacher for the sage-like advice. I played with colours wildly on this one as an experiment, think I will go more realist on next portrait.

Jorge Mario Bergoglio


This one was fun to do, and quick.I seemed to get a better grip on painting caucasian skin which has been causing me trouble since forever.

I think he looks a bit like Morse in this image so I was gonna call it ‘Pope John Thaw’. Then I changed my mind and was gonna call it ‘Junta Cunta’ because of his close dealings with General Videla and Admiral Massera in Argentina. But I changed my mind and chose a more benign title. Still, I might paint some horns on him at a later date.