This is my first calligram commission in oil paint on board. For a passionate muso, he cites Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull as his opening into a world and later a career, of music. With the hands and the flute introducing new elements to my work, returning to oils to render this ginger bohemian performer in a whole new ultra-matt textured finish. More oils-based commissions are more than welcome!

The lyrics here are the warm-hearted earthy love song 'Wond'ring Aloud' from Jethro Tull's classic 1971 abum Aqualung.