Desmond employs traditional techniques and his paintings are made using oil on canvas.
The figure is set in an imaginative context which is often formed with quotations from historical paintings. Ideally, the sitter would choose their favourite images from art history to provide the landscape within which they are represented.
However, if the sitter prefers a more classic style of portraiture, this can certainly be accommodated. As well as painting in oils, Desmond is an accomplished draughtsman and watercolorist.
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Portrait in oil of Guido amongst three of his favourite paintings: Waterhouse’s Hylas and the Nymphs, Titian’s Venus and Adonis, and Ucello’s Battle of San Romano