World renowned portrait artist Jonathan Yeo welcomes John to his studio to discuss how he gets beneath the skin of subjects. His diverse array of sitters have included Tony Blair, Malala Yousafzai, Dennis Hopper, Cara Delevingne and Prince Philip, and his paintings are in national museums and private collections. Jonny talks about his artistic influences, the genius of Pablo Picasso, how attention deficit disorder helped focus his artistic skills at school, and why new digital technology is offering new opportunities for portraiture.
The painting I made: Damien Hirst, oil on canvas, 2013
The painting I wish I had made: Pablo Picasso, Portrait Of Ambroise Vollard, 1910
The painting I’m making: Taron Egerton as Elton John, 2019