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Iconic Art

    Buy Or Commission Original Paintings of the Famous By Cliff Matthews

Pop Art: "A style open to constant redefinition"

Marco Livingstone.

Hazel O'Connor with her portrait

Cliff Matthews: a self taught artist located in Essex, and has many commissions within the genre of the famous and the iconic. And with many exhibitions behind him and work now selling Internationally, his style of hand-painting while Achieving the “pop”

look is becoming more recognised.

 His paintings have sold at auction to raise substantial amounts for charitable events

proving the popularity of his work.

 "My work is very obviously influenced by the Pop movement and is in a "Block painted" style, Although I have set a few Flexible rules

of my own"

Aaron Lennon checks out his painting

Cliff's paintings featuring legends from stage & screen 

have been quite popular so to this end he knows that he is 

not alone in his fascination with the iconic.

Cliff has found in researching his subjects that it has been difficult 

not to repeat some by other artists, 

He has also found that there are many people mass producing

 images of the famous, using computers to enhance 

and add “Warhol style” colouring and then printing onto canvas

for much profit.

All of the work that Cliff does is painted free-hand, 

without the use of stencil or print and is brush applied 

with all reference images sourced by himself.

“Where I have painted the most iconic of stars, 

I will try and source an image that is not so well known, 

this will then go some way to showing that the painting 

is not simply copied from another artists work 

and also helps to reinforce the fact that the painting is an original.

"You can move too far from the most popular images 

as these are the ones that after all make them 

“Iconic” and that is what

most people are after."

Toyah & some bloke