This is a painting of Phill’s eye. I painted it from photograph in acrylic on canvas.
I think Phill has the most beautiful eyes. They are so many different colours, at different times; in different lights, I have tried to capture them all in one image.
Phill comes across as such a strong, confident man and he is, but when I look into his eyes I see something so much softer, almost vulnerable, I hope I have done it justice.
The title comes from the saying, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’. With my use of the phrase, I turn the sentiment on it’s head. These eyes look at me, behold me but I see the beauty in the eyes.
This painting has been exhibited in the Harris Gallery, Preston.