Gobsmacked and over the moon to find out that my pastel portrait painting “Magic Ball Man” won 1st place in the Portraits category of the Heaven Art Gallery Competition. This also means that my work will now be represented by the Heaven Art Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. You can check out their website at: http://www.heavenartgalleryusa.com/

The Magic Ball Man is a very talented entertainer from York in UK. I was fascinated by his look, which inspired me to do the drawing. His dreadlocks sort of reminded me of a 17th century nobleman with a curly wig. You can check out the videos on his FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/TheMagicBallMan/

Appreciative shout out to Harvey, for graciously allowing me to use his original photo for reference. He is an professional photographer in the UK. You can check out his excellent work at: https://www.facebook.com/iamharveyphoto