Joe Langridge-Brown Portrait

Guitarist

This portrait of Nothing But Thieves’ guitarist, Joe Langridge-Brown is done on a 36″ x 24″ stretched canvas. It was painted using oil paint. The portrait was done in Ivory Black and Titanium white while the background was done in a neutral pthalo gray-blue hue. The portrait was inspired by photos taken by Total Guitar Magazine.Most photos and portraits capture him in the middle of a performance. The reasoning behind choosing this particular portrait where it looks more like he is in the middle of writing a song, is that Joe is the primary lyricist for the band. He also is the one who is credited for coming up with a lot of what their album concepts are going to be. He is methodical in capturing lyric ideas. He never lets any lyric go to waste. He made himself essentially become a servant to his craft. I wanted to capture that artistic vision and approach in this portrait. His approach to his work has inspired me as an artist, I wanted that artistry and commitment to craft to be reflected in the portrait. 

 

Price: $900

Price Portrait

Drummer

This portrait of Nothing But Thieves’ drummer, James Price is also done on a 36″ x 24″ stretched canvas. It was painted using oil paint. The portrait was done in Ivory Black and Titanium white while the background was done in a neutral pthalo gray-blue hue. I have always liked photos and portraits that show someone doing something, especially when it is captured candidly. I have always felt that is a true portrait of someone, you are getting a “snapshot” of some part of their life. That has always felt more honest and real to me and it is something that I believe an audience can connect with the best. You may not understand what the subject is doing, but you can at least see the passion within the subject matter and that is the best window into someone’s life.

 

Price: $900

Conor Mason Portrait

Frontman

This portrait of Nothing But Thieves’ frontman, Conor Mason is also done on a 36″ x 24″ stretched canvas. It was painted using oil paint. The portrait was done in Ivory Black and Titanium white while the background was done in a neutral pthalo gray-blue hue. It was imperative to me that I show Conor in the middle of his infamous “face pull” he likes to sing with his eyes closed a lot. He is one of the few singers that doesn’t need to look at his audience in order for us to get what he is feeling. He is one of those vocalists that come around once a generation that you know is going to be extra special. He has an incredibly wide range, a rich tone, and near perfect pitch. He is a standout amongst frontmen currently in music. He delivers his vocals with a cleanliness and professionalism of classically trained vocals along with the raw emotions of other famous vocalists, such as Jeff Buckley. Showing his portrait in the middle of his “face pull” which he uses when he is at the top of his range in full forte captures his calling in life. 

 

Price: $900

Phil Blake Portrait

Bassist

This portrait of Nothing But Thieves’ bassist, Phil Blake is also done on a 36″ x 24″ stretched canvas. It was painted using oil paint. The portrait was done in Ivory Black and Titanium white while the background was done in a neutral pthalo gray-blue hue. I have always liked photos and portraits that show someone doing something, especially when it is captured candidly. This portrait was more tough to figure out what I wanted to do with it, how I wanted to show him. When I can’t fully decide on the body positioning or the framing of the portrait within the canvas, I tend to look for something that I think will be a fun challenge. In this case I saw his flannel shirt in this portrait. I had never painted flannel clothing before. What was going to make it a challenge was to show the subtle color between the different squares. I also had to show the folds of the fabric on top of that. The flannel did end up becoming my favorite part of this portrait. 

 

Price: $900

Dom Craik Portrait

Guitarist

This portrait of Nothing But Thieves’ guitarist, Dom Craik is also done on a 36″ x 24″ stretched canvas. It was painted using oil paint. The portrait was done in Ivory Black and Titanium white while the background was done in a neutral pthalo gray-blue hue. It was difficult finding image inspiration for Dom based on what I was looking for. There are many good photos of him out there, but most only focus on his face. I really wanted to capture him playing his guitar as he is the musician in the band that is always submitting rhythm and melody ideas for songs, he is constantly playing with music. Since these portraits also act as a series when put together, I wanted him to be in a position where he truly “book-ended” the series with Joe being on the other side. I wanted to have him and Joe “leaning in” towards the center where Conor is placed to give an indication of a complete circle. This shows the band as a full entity. 

 

Price: $900