Maxi Jazz
by Joe Simpson

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Oil on canvas
600 x 600 mm

Joe Simpson studied fine art at the University of Leeds. His work has been seen in group exhibitions including the Channel 4 Self-Portrait Competition (2004), the Nationwide Mercury Music Art Prize (2007) and the Waterside Open Art Competition (2008), Waterside Art Centre, Sale. Simpson’s solo exhibition, Almost There, has been seen in London, Sale and Barnsley.

This portrait of Maxi Jazz is part of an ongoing series of paintings of singers, musicians and groups. Simpson met Maxi Jazz at the M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, before a concert with his group, Faithless. Simpson made sketches and photographs as preparation for the painting.

    © Joe Simpson