Gordon Clegg - Portrait and Landscape Artist
I was born in Stalybridge and have lived there ever since. Although very much self-taught, I have spent most of my life drawing.
When you study my work, you will discover that I uses many different mediums in my paintings - from oils, pen and inks, and my favourites, pencil crayons, mixed with inks.
My influences have been varied and many. From the Pre-Raphaelites to Rembrandt, and most recently to David Oxtoby, whose rockers are modern masterpieces, but I think the greatest portrait artist of all is the American, Chuck Close, whose portraits are of unbelievable size and strength.
“A commission I was very proud of was of the actor, comedian and tireless charity fund raiser Ricky Tomlinson. He was a joy to paint, a very humble man, also I painted the late Bernard Manning, again a very generous man his portrait now hangs in the boardroom of the family business.”