Lady Sings the Blues


“I’m a massive jazz fan and wanted to paint an image which gives a nod to the amazing jazz scene, specifically in the 1950s. My favourite singers are Billy Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, who have blessed the world with their incredible and distinctive voices. When painting this piece I yearned to travel back to a smoky basement bar when bebop was at its height and all the men wore the chicest of Italian-cut suits. An obvious colour choice for this painting’s colour palette was a deep blue. I wanted to literally reference ‘the blues’ with a colour that fills the entire venue, reaching every nook and cranny like the music would have done.” 

Originally created for the 2021 Great Moments in Popular Music exhibition.

Product Options:

This image is available as an art print, produced on high-quality paper and available unframed or framed. This image is also available on canvas.

Unframed art print*
Small print: 40cm x 56cm
Large print: 50cm x 70cm

*Dimensions include a white border that surrounds the image and measures approximately 5cm.

Please note that unframed prints take 1-3 working days to be printed and an extra 1-2 working days for delivery. Unframed prints are available the same day from the McKee gallery for collection only.

Framed art print
Mounted and framed in a bespoke, glass, black angled frame. Made by the gallery's local framer.

Small framed print: 43cm x 53cm (approx)
Large framed print: 54cm x 70cm (approx)

Please note that framed prints take 7-10 working days to be made up and an extra 2-3 working days for delivery.

Our canvases are hand-stretched onto chunky pine frames with hand-folded corners. Our McKee images are printed onto the canvases with high-definition printers to produce sharp, high-quality images.

Canvas: 31cm x 41cm

Please note our canvases can take up to 7 working days to be delivered or to be collected in store.


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