2020 Portrait Exhibition at Cheviot Museum
As mentioned on the Caricature Portraits page, when I arrived in this rural area around 40 yrs ago ( looking like Charles Manson and with suspect skills) one area where the locals found I could be of use was in being able to produce a painting which showed the life and times of someone.
They commissioned them for birthdays, farewells or any other high-revving occasion - and over the decades I’ve done scores of them.
However when the local museum committee approached me for permission to mount an exhibition of them, by way of presenting their great little institute in a new light, I was unsure how many of these paintings had survived - at least in our area.
In the event, the committee managed to winkle about 40 out of the woodwork
which they hung most professionally and, with the assistance of a local winery,
staged a wonderfully patronised gala opening and subsequent show.
It was my most stress-free exhibition. All I had to do was say ‘Yup’ when the proposal was put to me.
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