Strictly Come Dancing
Jay McGuinness and Aliona Vilani

Winners of Series 13, 2015
Tango

Oil on canvas (approx. 28 x 32 inches)

I started work on this painting just minutes after the Strictly final ended. Such was my enthusiasm that I worked through the night and completed the work within a few days.  I chose to depict Jay and Aliona’s intense Tango performed to Prince’s ‘When Doves Cry’ – head judge Len Goodman described it as a “Mango of Tango”.

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I have produced a time lapse video of this painting, to view it please click the below clip….

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