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Commission A Portrait By Tom McLean

Commission A Portrait By Tom McLean


A truly innovative gift to give. No words necessary. A silent gesture.

Through an expert curation of affordable portrait artists this spectacular gift can be realised with ease. The gifter chooses the Artist between two mediums, oil or charcoal and can spend time reaching their decision and reviewing previous portraits by the two highly regarded artists presented. The Portrait Experience ‘finer details’ re: location ‘remote or studio based’, ‘dimensions of portrait’ etc. to be fine-tuned through consultation with Mary Lambert, GivingIrish at time of purchase.


ARTIST: Tom McLean

Tom is a Painter and Illustrator, studio based in Galway City. A GMIT, Galway graduate 2016, Shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016, RHA School, Dublin graduate 2018, Voted the number one Irish emerging artist by the Irish Art Review poll 2018, exhibited in the RHA and RUA


Artist Statement:

“My medium of choice would be oil; however, I also incorporate elements of mixed media to add varied surfaces and textures to my paintings. My creative process involves the construction and deconstruction of the form and figure through a preliminary stage of drawing, collage and photography. This avoids the original references defining the outcome of the painting and instead striving to create work which is unique and unpredictable. I am interested in narratives and how texture, space and expression can convey a mood. In my work I attempt to capture the essence of the sitter and convey emotive qualities rather than simply replicate a photograph”



Photography session,

Oil / mixed media on canvas,


Unframed portrait dimensions: 60 cm x 60 cm


*extra expenses: copy of photos from photo shoot and artists travel expenses.

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