These Portraits From Ed Sheeran's New Book Are Incredible
Stunning work by British artist Phillip Butah from Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey.
Ed Sheeran: An Illustrated Journey is a new book that gives fans a behind the scenes look at Sheeran's life and music, with original artwork by his friend, Phillip Butah.
An established artist in his own right, Butah was awarded The Prince of Wales’s Young Artists’ Award at 16, and studied Fine Art at Central Saint Martins.
In 2008, Butah was included in "The Powerlist: Britain's 100 most influential black people" and in 2009, he was commissioned to paint a portrait of Prince Charles.
On working with Sheeran, Butah says: "I respect him so much. He has worked incredibly hard to get to where he is and he’s always remained so humble throughout."
"I know, because I was there when he was gigging in the early days. I was there when he was recording demos in the studio."
"He said to me, ‘Phil, is it really going to work for me?’"
"‘Bro, you’re going to be huge,’ I told him, with absolute confidence."
Butah lives in East London, where he also has a studio. You can find more info at his website, and follow him on Twitter here.
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