Labour Of Love

Labour Of Love by Michael Youds

Labour Of Love
by Michael Youds
© Michael Youds

Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, Youds gained a degree in fne art from Lancaster University before moving to Edinburgh in 2006. His work has been selected for exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. In 2019, he won frst prize in the Scottish Portrait Awards for a painting of him and his twin brother David, who is also an artist.

The portrait is of Tommy Robertson, the owner of an independent music store in Edinburgh. Youds would frequently walk past the store and decided to ask if Robinson would sit for a portrait. The artist spent an hour taking dozens of photographs while Robertson set up the shop, posing with various props. The portrait took ten months to complete from underdrawing to completed oils, while the title refers to the UB40 album cover in a corner of the painting.

 




Exhibitors

Under The Light

by Stefan Nandancee

Kitty, the Teenage Baker.

by Mark Draisey

Self and Finn

by Francis Mosley

Ellie

by Gary Craig

Portrait of Kaiyan

by Haiyu Yuan

Relationship

by Hongshu Lei

Alexander Nilere, Kilburn

by Peter James Field

Bevis

by Clare Ceprynski Ciekawy

Girl at a Table (Lucy)

by Simon Thomas Braiden

Curtly Thomas

by Mary Millner

Louis, Bix and John

by John Burke

Self-Portrait

by Patricia Buckley

Awaiting Diagnosis

by YangYu Wang

The Tea Trader

by Britta Westhausen

Manko

by Antony Williams

Restless

by Egbert Vincent Modderman

Mid-shift

by Thomas Leveritt

Marriage

by Jennifer Mcrae

Night Talk

by Jiab Prachakul

Pae Yun Sok

by Laura Quinn Harris

Sir Lenny Henry

by Martyn Burdon

Me and my Son

by Parmen Daushvili

Lola Flash

by Sarah Jane Moon

Osun Wumi

by Christopher Hanson

Labour Of Love

by Michael Youds

Portrait of Fatima

by Jamie Coreth

Untitled

by Robert Bosisio

Paterson Joseph

by Steve Caldwell

Joel, Brooklyn, Summer 2019

by Gonzalo Orquín

Red Beret

by Thomas Arthurton

Father and child

by Vanessa Garwood

Songbook

by Richard Wilson

Derek Blake with Parkinson's

by John Anthony Richardson

Kumba

by Moses Hamborg

Self-Portrait (Outside Looking Inward)

by Kevin M.A. Cunningham

Mary Ratcliffe

by Shona Chew

Sharmadean Reid

by Charles Moxon

My Brother, Ronnie

by Steven Higginson