Simon Armitage
by Paul Wright

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Oil on canvas

Paul Wright undertook a BA degree in illustration at Falmouth School of Art. His work has been seen in numerous group exhibitions in Texas, Monaco and London and was previously included in the BP Portrait Award 2006. His work is held in private collections in the UK.

The portrait is of poet Simon Armitage and was commissioned by a mutual friend of artist and sitter, Andrew Moorehouse, who has privately published some of Armitage’s poems. The single sitting lasted for three hours and resulted in a series of sketches and photographs from which the final portrait was painted.  

    Simon Armitage by Paul Wright, 2013
    © Paul Wright