A Fancy Dress Emergency! Do you have one?!!!!

Recently I had a phone call from a young man  in his 30's  who had an emergency face painting request!   He and a friend were going to a fancy dress party in Hipstaville that evening  and the theme was to arrive as a famous artist of their choice!   They needed help fast!   With no costumes organised - only an idea in their heads, he asked  me if I could help!!!!     He had certainly come to the right person- Creature Features to the rescue!!....So I invited him to come to my studio as soon as possible in Archway  (where I work as an artist).  An hour later, he arrived- a bare canvas!    He wanted to be a "Van Gogh self portrait" he said, and his friend wanted to be a "Picasso"!!!

The first thing I did was ask him if he had a straw hat?   "No!!!" he said, so I told his friend to nip down the road to  a ramshackle junk shop next to the studio to see if he could one, whilst I start to paint the other's face.  "See if you can find a couple of picture frames while you are at it, I asked as he left...!"

Well here are the results!!!

        Van Gogh Self Portrait with Straw Hat

        Van Gogh Self Portrait with Straw Hat

Van Gogh Self Portrait with Straw Hat 2

Van Gogh Self Portrait with Straw Hat 2

                 An 'Original' Picasso!

                 An 'Original' Picasso!

A Barking Day at "The Great Bark Off"

What a fun day indeed!

This Sunday 10th May, I helped support All Dogs Matter A worthy dog adoption charity to raise funds at The Great Bark Off 2015 event on Parliament Hill Fields, Hampstead Heath!

All funds raised go to All Dogs Matter - a dog rescue charity based in North London that rescues and rehomes abandoned and stray dogs. Run by a small dedicated team, All Dogs Matter found new homes for 380 dogs last year alone.   If you would like more information or are interested in fostering or adopting a dog yourself please contact them by visiting  www.alldogsmatter.co.uk

 Fun was had by all, and local celebrities were abound!  Here are some photos:

The Great Bark Off 2015

The Great Bark Off 2015

Face Painting at The Bark Off

Face Painting at The Bark Off