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This week’s featured artwork, ‘Milly, Harry & Judy’. 18 x 14″, Acrylic on canvas


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Tribute to the Life of Kayleigh Weston

I was honoured to be asked to complete a double pencil portrait commission of their late daughter, Kayleigh, and grandson, Ethan.

The composition includes Kayleigh’s love of butterflies and their beauty. Her parents, Mr & Mrs Weston explained that she loved butterflies so much that she had a tattoo on her neck.

While developing the composition, I also learned that butterflies are not only beautiful, but also have throughout history been considered a mysterious, symbolic and meaningful. Some cultures use butterflies as a metaphor representing spiritual rebirth, transformation, change, hope and life.

It is believed the magnificent, yet short life of the butterfly closely mirrors the process of spiritual transformation and serves to remind us that life is short.

I have included the stages of the portrait development. I hope you like it?

Mr Weston shared his thoughts and I was deeply moved. He said, “A beautiful portrait of our truly missed daughter Kayleigh and her son Ethan. Dearly loved mother, daughter and sister. Precious memories. Rest easy Kayleigh xxxx.

Thank you so much Gavin for giving us so much back to us of kayleigh.

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I’m so happy to report I’ve been selected for the UK’s most important prize for contemporary drawing: the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. Out of 3,300 entries from 1,673 artists and makers, 101 drawings by 89 creatives were selected for the 2021 exhibition. The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize has an established reputation as the UK’s most important annual open exhibition of drawing. I thought you may want to share my good news. This distinction is a significant milestone in any artist’s career and I know I wouldn’t have been able to do this without your help, support, and encouragement along the way. To me, this gives huge recognition to anyone and everyone concerned with my artistic development, good or bad. So, I would like to invite you to share with your family, friends and colleagues my latest news. So far, organisers of the exhibition have approached my alumni network, University of Wolverhampton, and Birmingham City University, inviting them to share this news on their own channels (blog, newsletter, social media) and/or circulate my success to their media contacts. I hope you can too. If you can find a moment to like, comment and share, and help spread the word about the TBWDP ‘21 I would be most grateful. Many thanks for your continued support, Gavin

A Little Visit to The Society of Graphic Fine Art Centenary Exhibition Unlocked – 10th July 2021

A 35 year art dream fulfilled, with my family in support, at the incredible #societyofgraphicfineart Centenary #exhibition Unlocked, #mallgalleries #london.

Before entering the Society of Graphic Fine Art Centenary Exhibition Unlocked.
Finding Nan on the same wall space of the hugely talented Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, Curtis Holder. Speechless
Sharing wall space at the Mall Galleries, London. I wished Joany could have been here to see this.
Two of my favourite artworks, amongst many, Tianyin Wangs charcoal drawings (l-r) ‘The Sparrow’ and ‘The Jump’
Another favourite. Beautiful line portrait work by Curtis Holder, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year
Kevin Wells SGFA Member amazing caricatures of Maggi Hambling and Sir Tom
In gallant support, The Bowyer Family. Jayne, Callum, Lydia and Sophia

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ART NEWS: I’m pleased to announce that the TWBDP has selected my new A1 pencil portrait drawing ‘Moment of Inertia’ for the second stage of the selection process for September’s exhibition in London. Crossing everything that I get selected to be one of 65 drawings to be included this year.

Check out what the drawing prize is and how the exhibition works. Visit:

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