Dad sat for a few portraits over the years. This one has always been my favourite and was painted as part of a pendant pair, the other one being of Mum.
Dad has always been so incredibly supportive of my career path into the unpredictable world of Fine Art, happily delivering and collecting paintings, attending private views; wherever or how far they happened to be and was often rather bemused at some of the stuff hanging on the walls being passed off as ‘art’.
I had thought that during this new year it was time to paint another portrait. Dad was always happy to sit, so long as the sittings weren’t overly long and plenty of tea was involved. It was always a joke that by ten minutes into a sitting his eyelids would begin to droop and his chin would soon be resting on his chest, breathing heavily!
Sadly this portrait will now never be as Dad was taken from us so suddenly at Christmastime. As I write we can’t even begin to comprehend the events of the last few weeks. This has been such a terrible shock and we thank everyone for their kindness and support at this time.
With grateful thanks Dad, rest in peace xx