Thursday, February 18, 2010

Phil Hale Portaits

Phil Hale is an American figurative painter who currently resides in London, England.
Prior to turning to fine arts he worked as an illustrator, doing mostly figurative work. His current work focuses on figure as well, in depictions of slightly surreal scenes with strange characters performing various physical feats, usually in a confrontation of some sort.

He seems to take keen interest in tension and emphasis of angular and dynamic aspects of the figure, almost always incorporating slight anatomical distortions to great effect.

A portrait of former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair by the artist was unveiled in Westminster on April 23, 2008. Mr Blair sat for the portrait during his final months in office in 2007.

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