A Matthew Garrard portrait is more than a work of art. It is the celebration of the joy of existence, a moment in a life, caught and held.
His work combines both the technical ability of an established artist with the narrative skill of a journalist.
The result is a unique image which says much more than a simple likeness.
"The portrait is a message in a bottle saying "This is me", thrown into the ocean of time,
and four hundred years from now, people will still be looking at your face, wishing they had known you."