The art of portrait painting
I love the challenge of painting a portrait, and welcome the opportunity to paint human subjects whenever I can. Below you will see some examples of my work. I hope you like them. I've painted quite a few portraits in my time, most notably perhaps, the Super Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World Mr. Nigel Benn, also known as 'The Dark Destroyer'.
If you would like to commission a portrait from me I would be delighted to hear from you. Portraits of family members, portraits of children or adults, I am always able to capture a great likeness and would be happy to make a treasured portrait painting for you in either oils or pastel.
Gallery Of Portrait Paintings
Portrait of a friend. Oil Painting.
Not for sale.
'Colours of Rajastan' Pastel Portrait. 23 x 19 inches.
'Man in a funny hat'
- Pastel Portrait
- 15 by 14 inches
- Original SOLD.
In 1940 the world was in deep crisis with humanity facing its greatest challenge. France had fallen to Hitler along with most of Europe, leaving Great Britain to stand alone against all the horrors he would have brought to this world. If Britain had fallen, surrendered, or gone for a compromise peace, long years of evil tyranny would have descended upon Europe and in
time, the world. It would have fallen to Russia to decide whether to challenge Hitler, a very difficult thing for it to attempt without a powerful ally in Europe, as it would have been for the United States to do so, without a secure base on the British Isles. Both powers were influenced by Britains will to fight on, a will driven and personified by Winston Churchill. The battle of Britain was won, and the whole course of world history was altered decidedly for the better.
As the American journalist Edward R. Murrow commented; 'Churchill mobilised the English language and sent it into battle' 'I have nothing to offer' Churchill said, '..but blood toil tears and sweat. You ask what is our policy? I can say it is to wage war by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all our strength that god can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark, lamentable catalogue of human crime. You ask what is our aim? I can answer in one word; It is victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be.
What better subject could there be for a portrait painter than this man? ...I just had to take some time out from my wildlife work to do this.
Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill. British Wartime prime Minister. Portrait in Pastel 13 x 10 inches. Original Sold.
- Oil on Board
- 15 x 23 inches
- Original Sold
Original portrait paintings by artist Eric Wilson. Paintings of the human form, paintings of the human face for sale. Portrait commissions. All paintings copyright of Eric Wilson.