Flan Flanagan

In the run up to Brazil, as the days have got shorter and colder in London, every Monday I’ve been going to my friend Flan’s house and sitting in her beautiful attic studio, surrounded by canvases and beautiful smears of paint. She’s been painting my portrait.

After four weeks of delicious coffee, chatting, dozing in the winter sunshine: a portrait. Paint on canvas and: me. Now slotted into the pantheon.


  1. ST

    December 16, 2010 at 6:17 am

    I think the one thing she did not miss in her painting was your blue eyes.
    Of all things that make you shine, it is the brightness of your eyes that I notice the most about you.
    It is a good picture and it is the eyes that tell me who it is.
    Have a great holiday and I hope your trip to Brazil is a refreshed Alistair for the new year.

  2. Di

    December 21, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Your portrait conveys the character of its subject.
    Her artistic skill has captured an exact likeness in
    features, using a very realistic painting technique,
    expressing the inner personality by simplifying and
    emphasising the shapes, colours, tones and textures
    of the portrait for dramatic effect.
    Excellent work..

  3. Brian (DocSwill)

    December 27, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Happy Holidays my friend. I hope all your wishes come true in the New Year!

    Peace B

  4. missfidji

    July 1, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Hello, spotted a name in your blog that I am wondering if you can tell me more about – Is this Flan Flanagan the
    sculptors daughter that painted your portrait?
    I am looking to join up with Flan to talk about some clothes she once made for a shop I had on the Kings road
    … any chance of you letting me know how I can reach Flanagan. thanks . All the best. MF

  5. Katherine

    October 14, 2011 at 5:12 am

    I like it!
    All the different shadows/shades representing or reflecting the many facets of you? The effects of life through the years?

    Mindig van oka !

    I am reading to much into it, aren’t I ?

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