Here, I did a painting for my dear friend, who is studying Music at Queen's University in Canada. He admires Frédéric Chopin among many other composers, and so as a present for getting a place at such a prestigious university I decided to do a painting of Chopin (because i knew he would like it so much). You can see the steps that I've taken, from the inital sketch (which didn't look like him at all) to the final stage. It's painted in acrylic and on a spare mdf board I found lurking behind my bed. The aim was to emulate his pain and frail health through his eyes expressions, and through the choice of colours. Composers have such a turbulent life, and his was of no exception.