Phil Atkinson

Hard Rock Hotel, Dublin

by | June 29, 2020

Themed Guitars for the New Hard Rock Hotel, Dublin. The beginning to this particular project is funny. After getting a few scam emails in the weeks beforehand, I was a bit dubious when I was contacted by a woman called Heather wanting to know if I’d be interested in painting three guitars for the new […]

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Helmet and Harleys – Part 1

by | June 29, 2019

A snippet of life in my studio, working on some custom projects Hello again. In this blog I thought I’d talk about my custom paint work, focusing on one job in particular, a bike helmet I’m the process of painting for myself and/or as a shop demo. After painting a good few guitars for ‘Emerald […]

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Rosie The Riveter Guitar for Mr John Veld

by | October 9, 2018

In March 2018 I received a message from a gentleman who lived in the United States, Mr John Veld, he told me he was purchasing a guitar from Emerald Guitars, he had seen my work on the Robert Mizzell Guitar and that he would like me to paint it for him. He sent me on […]

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Airbrushing Workshop with Cory Saint Clair

by | October 8, 2018

One of the artists I most admire and take inspiration from is an American airbrush artist, Mr Cory Saint Clair, who specialises in hyper realism. I had the privilege of meeting him recently when I participated in a workshop he was giving on photorealistic portrait painting. Being a self-taught artist, myself, I am constantly trying […]

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How the airbrush became my artist tool of choice

by | September 28, 2018

My interest in the airbrush started years ago. I got into mountain biking in my late teens, it was a new sport at the time, not as big a scene as it is today. A few friends and I would hang out at our local bike shop where I ended up working for a short […]

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