Popular Musicians and Songwriters Become Oil Paintings

Artist Joe Simpson Working On "Musician Portraits"

Feb 24, 2011 Bookmark and Share

London-based artist Joe Simpson has been diligently working on a new project entitled, "Musician Portraits," creating a series of oil paintings of his favorite musicians and songwriters. Set to be displayed in a solo exhibition later this year, thus far Simpson has successfully captured the faces of The National's Matt Berninger (above), as well as Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam, David Gray, and Mark Ronson. With each work 60x60 cm, Simpson is looking to complete a total of 30 paintings in the series. You can check out a small gallery of his pieces here.  


Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig:


Iron & Wine's Sam Beam:




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Andrew Walton
February 25th 2011

These portraits are simply stunning! Hope to be seeing more of this artist.

Mr & Mrs D Ward
February 27th 2011

Stunning Portraits

Amazing Talent