Joe Hendry: “Painting kate Bush, it has to be said, for me is a similar experience to painting Debbie Harry. I completely lose myself whilst I am painting and usually listen to the music of the subject of the painting.
This celebrity art is oil on board and I became quite obsessive in my approach to painting this portrait of Kate. I wanted to keep smoothing it out and making the face as slick as possible. The odd thing was, as I was listening to her song “An Architect’s Dream” (which features Rolf Harris no less), the line about her favourite piece being the mistake in the artist’s work. At that point I decided that this portrait was perfect …”
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