London Portraits
London Portraits

Oil paint on canvas
24-32 x 42cm each (15 panels)
2015-16
‘London Portraits’ are series of paintings of people who have contributed to British culture and society, with each being asked to choose a place in London for the backdrop of their portrait. Prints of these paintings are sale at the National Portrait Gallery London.

Comedienne Jo Brand and The Comedy Club
Comedienne Jo Brand and The Comedy Club

Oil paint on canvas
27 x 42cm
2015
Comedienne Jo Brand chose The Comedy Club as the backdrop of her portrait because she started her career there. Exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2017, the Mall Galleries London. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery.

Novelist David Mitchell and the Whispering Gallery
Novelist David Mitchell and the Whispering Gallery

Oil paint on canvas
30 x 42cm
2015
Novelist David Mitchell chose the Whispering Gallery in St.Pauls Cathedral as the backdrop of his portrait because he has visited there every decade of his life, and he feels it's dome-like structure is like the inside of a writers head. Exhibited at the 2017 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, The Mall Galleries, London. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery.

Actress Julie Walters and The Royal National Theatre
Actress Julie Walters and The Royal National Theatre

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2015
Actress Julie Walters chose The Royal National Theatre as the backdrop of her portrait because she has performed there at various times throughout her career. Exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2017, the Mall Galleries London. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery.

Actress Katie Leung and The Shed
Actress Katie Leung and The Shed

Oil paint on canvas
28 x 42cm
2015
Actress Katie Leung chose The Shed on the Southbank as the backdrop of her portrait because she was invited to perform in the play 'The World of Extreme Happiness' there in 2013. Exhibited at the 2017 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, The Mall Galleries, London. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs and Ashen Grove
Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs and Ashen Grove

Oil paint on canvas
26 x 42cm
2016
Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs chose 65 Ashen Grove as the backdrop of his portrait because he was born and brought up in the house, and it also features in his book ‘Ethel and Ernest’. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Newscaster Jon Snow and Channel 4 Studios
Newscaster Jon Snow and Channel 4 Studios

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2016
Newscaster Jon Snow chose Channel 4 News Studios as the backdrop of his portrait because he has worked there for almost 30 years. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Animator Nick Park and the Dinosaur Gallery
Animator Nick Park and the Dinosaur Gallery

Oil paint on canvas
27 x 42cm
2015
Animator Nick Park chose the Dinosaur Gallery at the Natural History Museum as the backdrop of his portrait because he used to visit and sketch the dinosaurs there when he was a student. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Epping Forest
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Epping Forest

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2015
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah chose Epping Forest as the backdrop of his portrait because he likes escaping from the city into nature and practises karate in the forest. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Movie Producer Jeremy Thomas and Bar Italia
Movie Producer Jeremy Thomas and Bar Italia

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2015
Movie producer Jeremy Thomas chose Bar Italia in Soho as the backdrop of his portrait because it is close to his Recorded Picture Company office, he visits there regularly for coffee, and he likes Italian culture. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Graphic Novelist Dave McKean and St.Giles Church
Graphic Novelist Dave McKean and St.Giles Church

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2015
Graphic Novelist/Illustrator Dave McKean chose St.Giles Church as the backdrop of his portrait because it was a meeting place in London for artists he collaborated with at the start of his career (including writer Neil Gaiman). Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Actor Sir Antony Sher and Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Greg Doran in The Noel Coward Theatre
Actor Sir Antony Sher and Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Greg Doran in The Noel Coward Theatre

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2015
Actor Sir Antony Sher and Director Greg Doran chose The Noel Coward Theatre as the backdrop of their portrait because they worked there on the 2015 play ‘Death of a Salesman’. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Poet Simon Armitage and The Royal Festival Hall
Poet Simon Armitage and The Royal Festival Hall

Oil paint on canvas
30 x 42cm
2015
Poet Simon Armitage chose The Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank as the backdrop of his portrait because he was writer-in-residence there 2009 – 2012. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Film-maker Julien Temple and Temple Tube Station
Film-maker Julien Temple and Temple Tube Station

Oil paint on canvas
28 x 42cm
2016
Film-maker Julien Temple chose Temple Tube Station as the backdrop of his portrait because he likes the architecture and pre-war ambiance of the station. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Zoologist Desmond Morris and The Monkey Pen
Zoologist Desmond Morris and The Monkey Pen

Oil paint on canvas
29 x 42cm
2015
Zoologist Desmond Morris chose The Monkey Pen at London Zoo as the backdrop of his portrait because he has studied the behaviour of monkeys there for many years. Desmond Morris wrote the foreword to Carl Randall's Japan Portraits catalogue. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Dancer Akram Khan and The Skate Park
Dancer Akram Khan and The Skate Park

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2016
Dancer Akram Khan chose The Skate Park on the Southbank as the backdrop of his portrait because he relates to the young skaters as outsiders in society. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Tony and Maureen Wheeler in Regents Park
Tony and Maureen Wheeler in Regents Park

Oil paint on canvas
60 x 100cm
2016
Contemporary re-enactment of 7th October 1970, when Tony and Maureen Wheeler sat next to each other on a bench in Regents Park London and got talking. They went on to have a family and founded the travel guide company 'Lonely Planet'.
Tony and Maureen Wheeler collection.

Portrait sitting with Newscaster Jon Snow
Portrait sitting with Newscaster Jon Snow

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Comedienne Jo Brand
Portrait sitting with Comedienne Jo Brand

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Poet Benjamin Zephaniah
Portrait sitting with Poet Benjamin Zephaniah

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs
Portrait sitting with Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Actress Katie Leung
Portrait sitting with Actress Katie Leung

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Illustrator Dave McKean
Portrait sitting with Illustrator Dave McKean

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Animator Nick Park
Portrait sitting with Animator Nick Park

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Novelist David Mitchell
Portrait sitting with Novelist David Mitchell

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Movie Producer Jeremy Thomas
Portrait sitting with Movie Producer Jeremy Thomas

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Waterloo Bridge, London (miniature study)
Waterloo Bridge, London (miniature study)

Acrylic paint on panel
13 x 20cm
2017
Painted for the exhibition 'Small is Beautiful' at Flowers Gallery, East London, December 13th 2017 - January 6th 2018.

The City, London (miniature study)
The City, London (miniature study)

Acrylic paint on panel
9 x 20cm
2017
Painted for the exhibition 'Small is Beautiful' at Flowers Gallery, East London, December 13th 2017 - January 6th 2018.

London Portraits
Comedienne Jo Brand and The Comedy Club
Novelist David Mitchell and the Whispering Gallery
Actress Julie Walters and The Royal National Theatre
Actress Katie Leung and The Shed
Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs and Ashen Grove
Newscaster Jon Snow and Channel 4 Studios
Animator Nick Park and the Dinosaur Gallery
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Epping Forest
Movie Producer Jeremy Thomas and Bar Italia
Graphic Novelist Dave McKean and St.Giles Church
Actor Sir Antony Sher and Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Greg Doran in The Noel Coward Theatre
Poet Simon Armitage and The Royal Festival Hall
Film-maker Julien Temple and Temple Tube Station
Zoologist Desmond Morris and The Monkey Pen
Dancer Akram Khan and The Skate Park
Tony and Maureen Wheeler in Regents Park
Portrait sitting with Newscaster Jon Snow
Portrait sitting with Comedienne Jo Brand
Portrait sitting with Poet Benjamin Zephaniah
Portrait sitting with Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs
Portrait sitting with Actress Katie Leung
Portrait sitting with Illustrator Dave McKean
Portrait sitting with Animator Nick Park
Portrait sitting with Novelist David Mitchell
Portrait sitting with Movie Producer Jeremy Thomas
Waterloo Bridge, London (miniature study)
The City, London (miniature study)
London Portraits

Oil paint on canvas
24-32 x 42cm each (15 panels)
2015-16
‘London Portraits’ are series of paintings of people who have contributed to British culture and society, with each being asked to choose a place in London for the backdrop of their portrait. Prints of these paintings are sale at the National Portrait Gallery London.

Comedienne Jo Brand and The Comedy Club

Oil paint on canvas
27 x 42cm
2015
Comedienne Jo Brand chose The Comedy Club as the backdrop of her portrait because she started her career there. Exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2017, the Mall Galleries London. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery.

Novelist David Mitchell and the Whispering Gallery

Oil paint on canvas
30 x 42cm
2015
Novelist David Mitchell chose the Whispering Gallery in St.Pauls Cathedral as the backdrop of his portrait because he has visited there every decade of his life, and he feels it's dome-like structure is like the inside of a writers head. Exhibited at the 2017 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, The Mall Galleries, London. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery.

Actress Julie Walters and The Royal National Theatre

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2015
Actress Julie Walters chose The Royal National Theatre as the backdrop of her portrait because she has performed there at various times throughout her career. Exhibited at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2017, the Mall Galleries London. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery.

Actress Katie Leung and The Shed

Oil paint on canvas
28 x 42cm
2015
Actress Katie Leung chose The Shed on the Southbank as the backdrop of her portrait because she was invited to perform in the play 'The World of Extreme Happiness' there in 2013. Exhibited at the 2017 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, The Mall Galleries, London. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs and Ashen Grove

Oil paint on canvas
26 x 42cm
2016
Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs chose 65 Ashen Grove as the backdrop of his portrait because he was born and brought up in the house, and it also features in his book ‘Ethel and Ernest’. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Newscaster Jon Snow and Channel 4 Studios

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2016
Newscaster Jon Snow chose Channel 4 News Studios as the backdrop of his portrait because he has worked there for almost 30 years. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Animator Nick Park and the Dinosaur Gallery

Oil paint on canvas
27 x 42cm
2015
Animator Nick Park chose the Dinosaur Gallery at the Natural History Museum as the backdrop of his portrait because he used to visit and sketch the dinosaurs there when he was a student. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah and Epping Forest

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2015
Poet Benjamin Zephaniah chose Epping Forest as the backdrop of his portrait because he likes escaping from the city into nature and practises karate in the forest. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Movie Producer Jeremy Thomas and Bar Italia

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2015
Movie producer Jeremy Thomas chose Bar Italia in Soho as the backdrop of his portrait because it is close to his Recorded Picture Company office, he visits there regularly for coffee, and he likes Italian culture. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Graphic Novelist Dave McKean and St.Giles Church

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2015
Graphic Novelist/Illustrator Dave McKean chose St.Giles Church as the backdrop of his portrait because it was a meeting place in London for artists he collaborated with at the start of his career (including writer Neil Gaiman). Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Actor Sir Antony Sher and Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Greg Doran in The Noel Coward Theatre

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2015
Actor Sir Antony Sher and Director Greg Doran chose The Noel Coward Theatre as the backdrop of their portrait because they worked there on the 2015 play ‘Death of a Salesman’. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Poet Simon Armitage and The Royal Festival Hall

Oil paint on canvas
30 x 42cm
2015
Poet Simon Armitage chose The Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank as the backdrop of his portrait because he was writer-in-residence there 2009 – 2012. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Film-maker Julien Temple and Temple Tube Station

Oil paint on canvas
28 x 42cm
2016
Film-maker Julien Temple chose Temple Tube Station as the backdrop of his portrait because he likes the architecture and pre-war ambiance of the station. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Zoologist Desmond Morris and The Monkey Pen

Oil paint on canvas
29 x 42cm
2015
Zoologist Desmond Morris chose The Monkey Pen at London Zoo as the backdrop of his portrait because he has studied the behaviour of monkeys there for many years. Desmond Morris wrote the foreword to Carl Randall's Japan Portraits catalogue. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Dancer Akram Khan and The Skate Park

Oil paint on canvas
24 x 42cm
2016
Dancer Akram Khan chose The Skate Park on the Southbank as the backdrop of his portrait because he relates to the young skaters as outsiders in society. Signed prints of this painting are on sale at the National Portrait Gallery

Tony and Maureen Wheeler in Regents Park

Oil paint on canvas
60 x 100cm
2016
Contemporary re-enactment of 7th October 1970, when Tony and Maureen Wheeler sat next to each other on a bench in Regents Park London and got talking. They went on to have a family and founded the travel guide company 'Lonely Planet'.
Tony and Maureen Wheeler collection.

Portrait sitting with Newscaster Jon Snow

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Comedienne Jo Brand

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Poet Benjamin Zephaniah

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Author/Illustrator Raymond Briggs

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Actress Katie Leung

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Illustrator Dave McKean

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Animator Nick Park

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Novelist David Mitchell

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Portrait sitting with Movie Producer Jeremy Thomas

Still from the documentary video 'Carl Randall - London Portraits'.

Waterloo Bridge, London (miniature study)

Acrylic paint on panel
13 x 20cm
2017
Painted for the exhibition 'Small is Beautiful' at Flowers Gallery, East London, December 13th 2017 - January 6th 2018.

The City, London (miniature study)

Acrylic paint on panel
9 x 20cm
2017
Painted for the exhibition 'Small is Beautiful' at Flowers Gallery, East London, December 13th 2017 - January 6th 2018.

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