I've been painting people's faces since I could hold a paintbrush. I encountered my first patron when I was about 17 years old. He was a local disco DJ (this was around 1970/71) and commissioned portraits of rock and pop stars painted with fluorescent poster paint. I discovered oils around the same time and since then it has always been my preferred medium.
In 2006 I joined the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society and in 2009 became the Honorary Secretary. The Society is open to anyone with a passion for drawing and holds an annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries (just off Trafalgar Square). Since retirement I have regrettably had to relinquish my membership of this august society.
From December 2009 until 2014 I was a member of the United Society of Artists. I was the UA Honorary Secretary for over a year and a member of the UA Council until 2013.
Portraits by Eric Jobbins www.ericjobbinsportraits.com