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Painting of Singer Hits the Right Note

Welsh artist Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds OBE has embarked on a very special artistic journey, to paint the portraits of famous Welsh entertainers, actors, sports stars, and other celebrities that have iconic links to the country.

Rosie Next To Michael Ball
Photo of Rosie sitting in front of the framed, finished portrait of Michael Ball

The mouth painting artist contacted over 18 famous personalities, requesting their permission to allow her to paint their portraits. The first of these portraits was recently completed, that of the famous singer and entertainer, Michael Ball. A framed print of the image was then sent to him by Rosie, to which he wrote on his Twitter account, “I urge everyone to watch the video of how you created it. Inspirational. Bloody love it and you”!

To enjoy the video of the artist’s unique painting process that has already been widely viewed on YouTube, click on this link

Once completed, Rosie’s long-term plan is to hold an exhibition of her collection of portraits and to raise funds from print reproductions of the paintings to support NSPCC Cymru and National Crimebeat.

Work on the artist’s next portrait of famous Welsh film star Michael Sheen is already underway. So, look out for more information on this and other portraits in the series to come, as Rosie paints her way around the celebrities of Wales.

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