Artist : Nick Carroll

'Keep Your Guard Up' Oil painting on canvas

  • Oil painting on canvas (2020)
  • 23.5" x 31.5"
  • 600mm x 800mm
  • Signed
  • Unframed 
  • Ready to hang


My love of boxing inspired me to create this oil painting on canvas. Rekindled in 2020 when I started training again after a long break.

"Iron" Mike Tyson is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. The perfect subject for a painter who loves boxing!

Merging the art of oil painting with the art of boxing was great fun for me as a boxing fan.

I used the composition and scale of this canvas to try to create a close, guarded feel contrasting with large open areas, almost inviting you into the oil painting. 

I use a mixture of palette knives, brush strokes and detailed mark making in each layer of the painting. 

If you would like to see any of our original paintings in real life you are welcome to visit our studio art gallery.  

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