Portrait painting of a barber.
I am working on a series of paintings that focus on the subject "Tools of the trade". I started thinking about how I use a paintbrush each day and the fact this is the tool of my trade. I then began wondering who else around me use specialist tools with skill and passion on a daily basis.
I set out to see who I could find within a 5 minute walk of my studio and came across this barber at work which perfectly fitted the concept I'd been thinking about.
I endeavoured to add a bit of narrative to the painting and am pleased with the way I've caught the subject staring right back at us.