Incredible portrait sequence by mentalist Derren Brown

Oooh, finally i can bring you some really exciting Art, from someone i truly truly truly (did i mention truly?) muchly so, adore!…not just because he is such an incredible painter but also because of his Mentalist capacities (really go watch it on youtube if you haven’t already, utterly scary sometimes but Genius beyond belief), the books he has written, television work he is doing…and ofcourse not the least: because of the Lovely-gentle-sweet and funny person he actually is.
 So, for my Blog-visitors, read on and enjoy: Many people still don’t realise that Derren Brown isn’t just the world’s greatest mentalist. He’s also a bloody good painter too. The following sequence shows how accurately he manages to capture Dame Judy Dench from a photo in a matter of hours.
 On his Blog derren writes, next to his incredibly busy touring schedule, about his everyday wondering and musings…
Derren Brown 2010

With some afternoons at home, I’m finishing a new portrait – a second one of Dench – still not quite complete but I’ll finish it when I can and get it up on the art site for general availability, prints etc. Brand new easel too: my old one cost me a few quid from a Bristol Oxfam many years ago – I finally treated myself to a great big easel with a crank and everything – just wonderful.


 A few days later he writes:

As some of you have asked, here is a sequence of images showing how ‘Grande Dame’ was painted. It’s still yet to get it photographed to best reflect the original, but when I do I’ll put it on with prints for sale.

As ever, acrylics on canvas, this one 5 foot x 5 foot.


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I’m quite happy to tell you that in the near future there will be more Portrait-sequences done by Derren if there is enough interest for it. He himself still sees it as a hobby but many including my good self, think he has greatly matured (eventhough the term ‘matured’ is greatly subjective in itself) as an Artist and in his painting style (He is just Good!)….so i’d say: Please, bring it on Derren! 🙂 xx

 Here follows a list of links to Derren Browns’ Work:

To visit his Art-site go Here:  Art-site

For his Blog go here: Derren Brown Blog

For clips about his television work go just hit youtube and type derren brown. (it’s too much to list! 🙂 )

For his books go here:  Portrait book and Books about Mentalism

For audio material go here:  Audio and dvd’s via Itunes

For even more proper info about him go here: (wiki)

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