Icons from the Shadows series – Sir John Hurt
Hi and thank you for looking, this is the fourth and last in my new series of paintings ( the other 2 are Bob Marley, Miles Davis & Marlon Brando) entitled “Icons from the shadows”. This is Sir John Hurt who is a personal favourite . He burst onto out TV screen in the guise of Quentin Crisp, the TV. series “The Naked Civil Servant”. He too went onto fame himself and a Sting titled song “ An Englishman in New York”. He really took off in Ridley Scott’s Immortal “Alien” film. From there he has high profile films over the years right up to untimely death year. I have used resin on the colour elements of the painting and left the black elements with holo graphic glitter to give a surprise element and to make the colour lift forward and a 3-D effect. IA little background to this genius of the golden screen: Sir John Hurt, who won Oscar nominations for the Elephant Man and captured the hearts of millions for his roles in Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, has died. The star, one of Britain’s most treasured actors, died aged 77 at his home in Norfolk after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, it was revealed today. His widow, Anwen Hurt, today said it will be ‘a strange world’ without the actor, whose death has prompted an outpouring of grief from the show business industry, with director Mel Brooks and J K Rowling among those paying tribute. Mrs Hurt added: ‘John was the most sublime of actors and the most gentlemanly of gentlemen with the greatest of hearts and the most generosity of spirit.