Abbus, Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2012

Portrait of Abbus, accepted by the Royal Society of Portraiture 2012.  This is one of two portraits of Abbus.  Louis used Abbus to sit as a model for his weekly portrait group in Manchester.  He was intrigued by his face and decided to make some oil studies for himself.  He believes that the mainstream standard of beauty doesn’t always make for an interesting portrait and he prefers to paint people with more character in their face.