As part of Birmingham Comedy Festival, we welcome an exhibition of Comedy Classics in our gallery spaces.
Steve Lilly’s collection of exquisite, finely delineated pencil portraits showcase the greats from the golden age of TV and film comedy: Dad’s Army, Tony Hancock, Laurel and Hardy, Ken Dodd, Carry On, and The Two Ronnies. Many of these acts also once graced the Hippodrome’s stage.
Steve Lilly is an award-winning artist based in Birmingham. His portraits are created with meticulous attention to detail and are built up over many hours, carefully blending layers of pencil. His works are in private collections across the globe.
On display in gallery spaces off the foyers.
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I was delighted that Derwent asked me to road test their brand new Precision mechanical pencil:
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I am saddened by the plight of the magnificent Sumatran Tiger. So much so I felt compelled to create a piece of artwork from photos I had taken at Dudley Zoo . Daseep is part of a conservational captive breeding program. She made a fantastic (and challenging subject) and the piece took me months to complete. What started out as a 'fun' picture became a labour of love and got me thinking that it would be great to create a whole series of big cat portraits in the same style.
COLLABORATION WITH TALKING PICTURES TV
A special year for Renown as our iconic film Scrooge: A Christmas Carol celebrates its 65th Anniversary. To celebrate, the talented artist Steve Lilly has produced some beautiful LIMITED EDITION prints of the brilliant Alastair Sim. There will be only 100 of these in existence so do take up this brilliant offer to preserve for generations to come.
"We love working with Steve! Apart from the fact that his work is sublime-certainly the best pencil drawings of the Dad's Army cast that we have ever seen, he is a genuinely lovely guy, who still gets embarrassed when we tell him how wonderful his work is. We have formed a brilliant working relationship with Steve and class him as very much part of our very successful team." Corinne Fulford, Charles Burrell & Dad's Army Museums
"Each portrait is remarkable not only for the artistic skill involved, but also for how it manages to capture so perfectly the expressions and mannerisms which bring each character to life" Jacqui Gray (The Journal)
”The 2nd most popular event of last year’s festival was ... Steve Lilly! Beaten by John Bishop ... and beating the Hairy Bikers! ...(This was based on unique visitors to the official festival website).”….Dave Freak (Birmingham Comedy Festival Organiser).