Oils – people and places by Liam O’Farrell

Reflections and explorations in art by Alvaro Marinho

Liam O’Farrell is a London-based illustrator working mostly in oils, or watercolours.
“My work celebrates the ordinary – and the great thing about the ordinary is that there is so much of it.
In my work I cherish the uniqueness of our dilapidated seaside towns, stumbling light industries and the ‘wearing slippers to the off license’ easy going part of culture.
My oil paintings are built up from on-site sketches, colour notes and even photographs if a particular reference is needed, such as a plant shape or shadow. These are then composed together on board and finally painted in the studio, often over a period of weeks.”

Liam O’Farrell: website / portfolio