Marti Pellow, born 1965. Singer
Artwork © Brian Flynn, Fizzers ® Scottish Cartoon Art Studio

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Marti Pellow, born 1965. Singer 2005
  • Scottish Art
Marti Pellow is best known as the lead singer of the nineties pop band, Wet, Wet, Wet. Born in Clydebank, on the outskirts of Glasgow, Pellow formed the band in 1985 initially under the name Vortex. Wet, Wet, Wet went on to have twelve top ten hits before Pellow left in 1999 to embark on a solo career. This caricatured portrait of the singer perfectly captures the archetypal sparkling, white smile of a pop star for which Pellow was famous. Typical of Flynn’s style, his exaggerated use of highlights and shadows gives the face a distinctly three-dimensional, animated quality. Pellow has gone on to star in several stage musicals including Chicago and The Witches of Eastwick.

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Caricature

A portrait with the facial features exaggerated for comic or satirical effect.

Caricature

Details

  • Acc. No. PG 3500
  • Medium Watercolour on paper
  • Size 29.70 x 21.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased from the Scottish Cartoon Art Studio, 2006