Read Christian Chapman’s Interview on His Musician Portraits

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How do you approach painting a musician portrait?

"When I’m painting a musician portrait, I put 100% focus into capturing the likeness, character and personality of that particular musician.   I also aim to portray and resonate the ‘tone’ or vibe of the musical genre in question. So if I’m painting Metallica, for example, I might use heavy black and strong splatters of paint to give a metal vibe. I want to show a high level of semi-realism in my musician portraits to capture their individuality."

Why do you enjoy painting musician portraits?

"I love music! I listen to music super-loud first thing in the morning in my van, driving to work or heading for the surf.  I also play the guitar and my late mother played the violin and piano - she was an inspiration for me and I have fond memories of us ‘jamming’ together.
I get completely inspired - both emotionally and physically - by music; that’s what I strive for when painting – to provoke the senses of the viewer in this way."

What do you do to capture the musician you’re painting and bring them to life?

"I like to listen to the music of whichever musician I’m painting. That way I tap into a part of their world, so I can extract it onto the canvas. 
I’ll also carefully study the musician in terms of their unique visual appearance, so I can capture their likeness and infuse their characteristics into the portrait in a way that’s instantly recognisable."

Christian’s ability to capture every detail of a person’s face and character make for spectacular musician portraits that will blow you away with their incredible likeness.

Own an Original Musician Portrait

If you’d like to own an original artwork by renowned portrait artist Christian Chapman, check out our original musician paintings available on canvas, metal, or painted on a vintage surfboard for a spectacular and unique art piece.

Alternatively, purchase your musician portrait as a fine art print - choose from rolled canvas, framed canvas,or paper.

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AC/DC

Alice in Chains

Alissa White-Gluz

Amy Winehouse

Angus Young

Anthony Kiedis

Arch Enemy

Axl Rose

Ben Harper

Billie Eilish

Black Label Society

Black Sabbath

Blackpink

Bob Dylan

Bob Marley

Bon Jovi

Bon Scott

Chester Bennington

Chris Cornell

Corey Taylor

Dave Grohl

Dave Lombardo

Dave Mustaine

David Bowie

Deftones

Dimebag Darrell

Diptychs

Disturbed

Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Vedder

Elton John

Elvis Presley

Eminem

Eric Clapton

Evanescence

Fleetwood Mac

Foo Fighters

Freddie Mercury

George Harrison

Green Day

Guns n Roses

Henry Rollins

Hole

Jack White

James Hetfield

Janis Joplin

Jay-Z

Jeff Beck

Jeff Hanneman

Jim Morrison

Jimi Hendrix

Jimmy Page

John Lennon

Keith Richards

Kerry King

Kiss

Korn

Kurt Cobain

Lady GaGa

Lana Del Rey

Layne Staley

Led Zeppelin

Linkin Park

Lou Reed

Marilyn Manson

Max Cavalera

Maynard Keenan

Megadeth

Metallica

Michael Hutchence

Michael Jackson

Mick Jagger

Miley Cyrus

Mosaics

Motley Crue

Nikki Sixx

Nirvana

Ozzy Osbourne

Pantera

Paramore

Paul McCartney

Pearl Jam

Pharrell Williams

Pink

Pink Floyd

Post Malone

Prince

Quadriptych

Queen

Queens of the Stone Age

Rage Against the Machine

Ramones

Randy Rhoads

Rihanna

Ringo Starr

Robert Plant

Silverchair

Slash

Slayer

Slipknot

Smashing Pumpkins

Snoop Dogg

Soundgarden

Stevie Nicks

Taylor Hawkins

The Beatles

The Doors

The Rolling Stones

Tom Araya

Tool

Tori Amos

Triptych

Tupac Shakur

Van Halen

Will.I.Am

Wolfmother

Zakk Wylde