Danny Gilchrist


Although I draw ‘recognisable’ subjects there is an element of abstraction in how I approach each piece of work.

My pencil portraits are not intended to be photo realistic, but I draw with realism in mind. Producing a ‘likeness’ is a game rather than an end in itself. The addition of words and images within each portrait is intended to be part of the game – adding another dimension to the sitter and an attraction/reaction (negative or positive) for the viewer.

Drawing is an essential part of my existence – the physicality of holding a pen or pencil and applying this to a surface is something I need to do every day – my house and studio are littered with sketch books, pieces of paper of all types and quality, that are covered in sketches – even magazines, newspapers and books get scribbled on.


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