Just for fun here is my drawing of Cheryl taken from the 2017 L’oréal February photoshoot.
This was a lovely drawing to produce as it shows Cheryl glowing in her pregnancy. Cheryl and Liam Payne from One Direction are expecting their first child around Mothers Day in the UK, 26th March 2017.
Cheryl who has been a regular Judge on the X-Factor alongside Simon Cowell is also a highly successful solo singing artist as well as being part of the hugely successful girl group ‘Girls Aloud’.
This pencil art by Billy of Kyle Ryde riding the Puccetti Racing Teams’ Kawasaki ZX-6R is being used to raise money to help fund Kyle’s 2017 World Supersport campaign. Kyle will receive 50% of all print sales and will co-sign all the pre-ordered prints.
Prints must be pre-ordered by 17th April 2017 and prices will be A4 £20, A3 £30 and A2 £40 which includes post and packing for UK orders (*plus £10-13 for international orders)
Drawing Michael Dunlop ‘The Bull’ 2016 Southern 100 Work in Progress teaser time-lapse.
This full HD time-lapse shows the detailing up of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Banner (who sponsor the Southern 100 races), Ivy and kerbstones from my full art of Michael Dunlop aboard the Hawk Racing BMW S1000RR Superstock bike on his way to victory in the 2016 Southern 100 Races.
In October 2016 I was contacted by Craig Watson, UK Sales Director of Kawasaki UK, about a possible painting of Jonathan Rea as it was looking ever likely that Jonathan would win back to back World Superbike championship titles on the ZX-10R.
When it came to the last race weekend at Local International Circuit in Qatar Jonathan secured the WSB title in the first race and the secret project began.
Billy the Artist with the finished Jonathan Rea 2016 World Superbike Champion oil on linen canvas painting commissioned by Craig Watson, UK Sales Director, for Kawasaki UK
Kawasaki UK commissioned this oil on linen canvas painting of Jonathan Rea riding the Factory Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike when he became the 2016 World Superbike Champion.
The oil painting shows Jonathan piloting his ZX-10R Superbike at the Losail International Circuit in his custom double WSBK Champion Gold Arai crash helmet.
I then had to work 12-15 hour days to complete the art to dry in time to be given to Jonathan. The oil painting was presented to Jonathan Rea at the Cornmarket Motorcycle Awards on January 27th 2017. Where Howard Dale , General Manager of Kawasaki UK and Craig Watson the UK Sales Director, also presented him with an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ as he was the first rider in World Superbikes to win back to back titles for 17 years since Carl Fogarty. Jonathan also won the Joey Dunlop Trophy, for Irish Motorcyclist of the Year, back to back and for the fourth time in total.
Here is the full HD time-lapse of my oil painting of Jenny Tinmouth – The First Lady of BSB – riding the Full Factory Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade in the 2016 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.
Here is the Full HD Youtube time-lapse video of my John McGuinness 2015 Senior TT oil painting ‘Another Senior Moment. It shows the oil on linen canvas art of McPint from blank canvas to final brush stroke.
We are incredibly blessed to have a wonderful view over the Cheshire plains towards Liverpool in England which lights up our home a beautiful fiery orange when the sun sets on a clear evening. Or as in this case even with some trailing clouds.
On this 2014 Summer evening I grabbed my Panasonic Lumix FZ200 camera and intervalometer then placed the camera on a bench to capture this scene quickly as I would have missed the setting sun going to get my tripod from my studio. I hope you enjoy this little minute of a stunning view of our wonderful creation which can be both stunningly beautiful and yet also ferociously dangerous.