Painting Michael Hutchence
I've painted portraits of many rock and sporting icons in my time including John Lennon, George Harrison, Bono, Bob Marley, Henry Cooper and David Beckham to name just a few. This relatively recent one of the sensational MICHAEL HUTCHENCE juxtaposes the late singer's dark vulnerability with his seductive brilliance, and was inspired by the INXS lyrics: "So bright and shiny golden and silver that it shatters the sun".
The original sold quickly, but prints of this painting are available in my gallery’s “Legends” collection, and I also have a framed version in my own home.
Michael's sister, Tina Hutchence, also has a print of this portrait. In her words:
"This print of my brother, Michael Hutchence, is gorgeous, stunning. I'm extremely harsh with any artwork on Michael - as one tends to be when they know every every line, every freckle, beauty spot, etc on a loved ones face - Barry's work is superb."