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It has to be Goggles by James Stickland

It has to be Goggles

James Stickland

Sitter

Ferre de Deyne

Medium

Oil on Canvas

Dimensions

130 x 100 cm

Representation

The artist represents themselves

About the artwork and sitter

For his sitter, Stickland selected Ferre De Deyne based on his devotion to the arts. De Deyne is the owner of Mas and Miek Ceramic House, and A Secondary Eye, both in Brisbane. He also owns the Big Kart Track on the Sunshine Coast. Of De Deyne, Stickland says, “his lasting words to me and motto to live by is ‘it has to be fun.'”

About the artist

James Stickland is a portrait painter working mainly in oils. He has found himself wanting to learn, create, share and experience all that the world of art has to offer. Of his work, he says: “My aim as an artist in this short life we have, is to liquefy emotions to canvas …dramatically”

“I stalked Ferre on his facebook page before our sitting and fell in love with his goggles.”

Behind the scenes

I stalked Ferre on his facebook page before our sitting and fell in love with his goggles, pictured in my head was a portrait with them draped over his shoulders.

These were an old set, clipped on a helmet that he uses in a charity bike run, I removed them from the helmet to use as a prop but every time I turned he had them clipped back to the helmet.

Change of attack, looks like the helmet is staying! His final words to me: 1 rule for life, It has to be fun!