Strictly Come Dancing
Jay McGuinness and Aliona Vilani
Winners of Series 13, 2015
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”.