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Large-Scale Oil Paintings of Celebrities Created with Boldly Textured Brushstrokes

Contemporary visual artist Colin Davidson creates powerful and realistic portraits from his home in Belfast, North Ireland. His pieces are united by a characteristic painting style which makes use of bold, decisive strokes to form textured final products. His angular, choppy brushwork extracts details from the planes of his subject’s faces, creating the illusion of lighting hitting the skin, and forming hyper-realistic tributes to an array of celebrity figures. After graduating from the Art…

"Halabja" - Guy Denning, 2009, oil on canvas {contemporary #expressionist artist male man portrait smudged texture abstraction grunge painting} Sadness !!

Artist Colin Davidson. He doesn't fine tune the edges. He leaves it rough and distressed. I wonder if this is because he's depicting the sorrow and suffering that was experienced during the troubles in North Ireland? It left so many people's lives broken and redefined.