Some things really capture my imagination, You are Art is one of those things. Fabulous contemporary pop art portraits created from photos.
All of the art they currently produce is created by You Are Art’s new owner, James Mayall. Having been You Are Art’s lead artist since it’s inception in 2003 he took over running the business in June 2015, James is pushing the focus of the business back to producing quality work over quantity.
The style known as the “graphic” style was created by James in the late 90s. This style has been widely copied by their competitors, but no one can come close to the attention to detail that is given by James to each portrait.
You can commission a funky modern portrait for less than you might imagine. The artist works from your photos; you simply choose the style, size and colours you wish to feature.
The majority of the styles – apart from the oil portraits and the pet oil paintings– are done by Illustrators and Graphic artists. Each portrait can take up to 15 hours to complete and will involve several different techniques; depending on the style and the way that particular artist works.
We have two beautiful Bearded Collie dogs, Algy, as in Biggles, ‘Chocks away Algy’, so to be clear, not the pond scum variety, as our old vet insisted on pronouncing it! And little Habibi who is now five and the cutest little pudding that ever graced this earth.
In honour of Algy and Habibi, this coming Christmas, I’ve decided to drop lots of hints to my partner, Nick, because I want to give our two babies the Warhol treatment, like these dogs, I want their personalities really captured in paint and then I will pop them on the kitchen wall. Picasso!
Capture your babies personality forever…