Life Of McBrian
A PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY IN GLASGOW ARTIST’S HAND PAINTED PRINT MADE TO ORDER IN THREE SIZES
Life of McBrian Artist’s Hand Painted Prints are taken from the original Painting Life of McBrian, by Derbyshire-based Scottish Artist John McDonald.
Life of McBrian is a high quality digital print of the artist’s original painting, which is then lovingly hand painted by the artist, including detail and larger area work.
This means that every portrait is unique, and looks like a real painting. Life of McBrian is made to order for you, in a size to suit your room and budget, and includes the artist’s authentic signature. After signing, the work is twice varnished to protect from dust and UV light.
A Life of McBrian is available as a high quality hand painted digital print on canvas with wooden stretcher bars.
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Life of McBrian depicts a small boy in the Easterhouse district of Glasgow in 1987, and is created with the kind retrospective permission of Jez Coulson.
A familiar sight to the artist, who grew up in Drumchapel, the boy is pictured on top of a tenement washing pole, and the image calls to mind both the nostalgia of a bygone era, and the stark reality of urban poverty in Glasgow. The figure of a child from the past represents ‘Yesterday’s Tomorrow’ and is about the hopes and dreams we all have, as well as the freedom of childhood imagination.
The original photograph shows a rubble and litter-strewn ground that is a harsh landscape for a child to make his playground. However John has portrayed the ground, right up to the tenement railings, as a beautiful meadow.
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COPYRIGHT © by John McDonald. All rights reserved by the artist. Any and all publishing and reproduction rights are retained solely by the artist. This image is not to be re-distributed, copied, imitated or misappropriated without written consent of the artist.