Different strokes. The painting of Sinead and, left, the star now.
2011: SINEAD LOOKS A REAL PICTURE. Irish Daily Mirror. 24th August 2011.
This portrait of Sinead O'Connor when she was a real oil painting is on display in the window of a Dublin art gallery - with a price tag of eur900.
The watercolour by Dublin artist Pervaneh Matthews, which she painted two years ago, is in the Balla Bán Art Gallery in the Westbury Mall off Grafton Street.
Owner Frank O'Dea said he has put it on display due to the current level of interest in Sinead, now 44, and her attempts to try find herself a new man. He added: "I think it captures her at her best. She was the most beautiful woman in the country back then. This was Sinead when she could really pull a man".
"I've had lots of reaction to it so far: We've also got some limited edition prints of it at eur90 each - and we've sold quite a few. There's no sign of Sinead popping around yet. If she did call in I would definitely give her a free print. I've been a huge fan of hers for years. I think she's still beautiful and has a beautiful voice."
Pervaneh, who is a pal of Frank's, has also painted watercolours of Bono, Phil Lynott and Rory Gallagher. Frank said: "She does a lot of paintings of musicians as well as Irish poets and writers and historical figures such as Michael Collins.
"And she's done some great paintings of icons such as John Wayne and Elvis Presley. But I think this one of Sinead is her best".