Alexander Nilere, Kilburn


By Peter James Field

© Peter James Field

Peter James Field undertook a BA (Hons) degree in the history of art and architecture at UEA Norwich and a BA (Hons) degree in illustration at the University of Brighton. His work has been seen in group and solo exhibitions in London, Brighton and Edinburgh. He was previously selected for inclusion in the BP Portrait Award in 2018.

The portrait is of Alex, whom the artist met at a wedding some ten years ago. Alex had been a pop singer in a successful band and made his own colourful and dandyish suits. However, Field was struck by his generosity and ego-free personality. The sittings took place at Alex’s fat, they quickly agreed on a natural pose with the addition of the fower to balance the composition.