WHAT DOES FERNANDES MAKES DO?

Other than the usual terrible puns, bad jokes, laughter and a LOT of dog watching..

 Painting in progress / Frida and the three wise Monkey's 

Painting in progress / Frida and the three wise Monkey's 

PAINTINGS AND COMMISSIONS 

Most of the body of my work is created from personal projects but I also take alot of requests and custom pieces, I am available for commissions and projects, no job is too small or too large. Always willing to push the boundaries of any limitations to broaden my creative possibilities. Pet portraits, people portraits.. paintings of Louis Theroux or classic Jurassic Park, you've got my full attention.

WHOLESALE and stockists

With over 80 greeting card designs, nearly 50 postcards and a huge range of art prints on offer the possibilities to wholesale and stock art by myself is almost endless. There is possibly something to please everyone within the range. Get in touch for your PDF brochure.  

creative coaching 

Fernandes paints, sews, speaks, makes, draws and more.... 

I want to help make your wildest dreams comes true - well maybe not your wildest.. 

Naturally I burst with ideas, too many to handle, but thankfully I am a social creature and offer creative coaching to help give your business a little injection and steer in a new direction or give you validation in existing ideas. I believe its important to have human interaction and a lot of scribbling and hand gestures in order to allow creative genius to be born and grow.. I thrive in my ideas when I have face to face contact and I want to allow independent creatives who work alone to have that same opportunity of freedom of expression when it comes to ideas. 

Email fernandesmakes@gmail.com for more information 

 Magma Manchester Mural July 2018 - #timstigers - Acrylic 

Magma Manchester Mural July 2018 - #timstigers - Acrylic 

MURALS, COMMUNITY PROJECTS and live art

Nothing gives me more of a rush than doing exciting projects such as taking part at Art Battle Manchester in May 2017, to set the scene - you're live on stage with an audience of over 500 people, competing against 9 other artists to create an original art piece in JUST 30 MINUTES! Phew. If that doesn't give you a thrill I'm not sure what will. I managed to whip up a terrible chihuahua that auctioned at £500 and 50% of the proceeds went to charity. I want to do more of this please! 

Something I'm super keen to do is more murals, like the above tiger I did for Magma bookstore Manchester in July 2018. I really enjoyed up-scaling my paintings super size and talking to the public simultaneity, and what gives me more satisfaction more than anything is seeing people interact with the art after. If I have learnt anything from the wonderful creative community that is Incolourful Company is that EVERYONE loves a good mural for selfies and Boomerangs with. 

 On stage with Art Battle Manchester with an audience of over 500 spectators - 30 minutes to create a piece of art from start to finish. 

On stage with Art Battle Manchester with an audience of over 500 spectators - 30 minutes to create a piece of art from start to finish. 

And most recently OVERDRAWN - an interactive monthly art event hosted by creative genius Dave Draws and Pete Obsolete. Artists battle on stage to create a piece within 3 hours, the audience is encourage to participate drawing on tables and an illustration showdown at the end. Past artists offer £1 portraits and there is art available to buy at the event. I am a regular artist at these events offering portraits, window art and live painting. Check out @overdrawnart on instagram for the next event 

 Competitors of Overdrawn #2 / photo: John Kirwin Featuring Myself, Snailsa, Pete Obsolete and the arm of Gilbi 

Competitors of Overdrawn #2 / photo: John Kirwin Featuring Myself, Snailsa, Pete Obsolete and the arm of Gilbi 

WORKSHOPS

Need someone to facilitate and run workshops in your venue? Holding a special event and want to add something a little extra for your guests to participate in? 

I can run creative workshops from a range of art disciplines including painting, drawing, mono printing and various printmaking techniques. I am confident working with and talking to large groups and can offer one on one sessions and support. 

 Get in touch: Fernandesmakes@gmail.com


 Love at first mic... Painting two great big Tits / Photo credit John Kirwin 

Love at first mic... Painting two great big Tits / Photo credit John Kirwin 

2017 -  SWALK creative, Bruntwood, Girl Gang Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery - Andy Warhol Dinner, Etsy Manchester, Overdrawn, Featured Artist at Pear Tree Cafe, Exhibition at Milk Jam Manchester, Art Battle Manchester 

2018 - BEE IN THE CITY, FOUNDATION COFFEE SOLO EXHIBIT, MAGMA MURAL,