This painting is the largest and most ambitious I’ve ever attempted. The image is based on a photograph by my father’s cousin Martin Adler, a war reporter who travelled extensively in Africa and Asia and was killed in Somalia in 2006. Although primarily a journalist and camera-man, his photography is also inspiring.
Martin’s photography agency Panos Pictures has a comprehensive library of his work: http://tinyurl.com/32cejdq
A documentary has recently been made of Martin’s life and works: www.martinadlerdocumentary.com
Charlie Company. 36″ x 24″, Oil on Canvas
I am delighted to say that I was recently awarded a prize by the Oxford Art Society as part of their Autumn exhibition. The Young Artist Competition was open to artists under the age of 35.
The Oxford Mail featured a story about this, and I was interviewed by That’s Oxfordshire TV about the painting: