I love painting custom portraits. They always come with a story. Elements can be brought into an illustration that are particularly personal and poignant to the individuals.

Tony Thackery copy

A new fathers gift to his beautiful wife after they had had their first baby.

family portrait for web

A family who wanted all four generations of women in one picture in front of Edinburgh Castle after the eldest member had passed away.


Parents who had recently adopted two children and didn’t have many pictures of them all together.

An imaginary nostalgic portrait of me, my sisters and our dog when we were children and on holiday by the sea.


This one is me. Not really a portrait, but a bit of fun.