I got into painting portraits on pizza box lids during the first Covid lockdown.
I’d run out of canvas and, whilst I could have ordered some online, I didn’t fancy it. Like books, I want to browse and physically see and feel what I am buying.
I was pondering this conundrum whilst chewing on a slice of anchovy and black olive pizza when the answer was right there in front of me, staring me in the face – kitchen roll!
My daughter rolled her eyes and tapped the pizza box.
Or, cardboard. Cardboard might be good too.
Anyway, here we are three years down the line and I’m still expanding my pizza box portrait collection, along with my waistline.
The following are a few I’ve done recently. The Frida Kahlo one I’ve done before but in a different colour scheme. The ‘Ore Grave?’ one is from the Orgreave miners’ strike in 1984.
They are done in acrylic, chalk pastel, charcoal and ink with the odd bit of wallpaper stuck on for good measure.