The Royal Ruler of Radio Caroline and Luxembourg fame is an ever smiling happy man.
He’s a delight to paint and even better to spend time with.
I always enjoy our lunches and this painting was a great labour of love over half a year.
He didn’t know I was painting it.
Thanks for being so inspiring Tony!
This is one of the gems of the North West and an allegory on hope
It’s an image every artist is inspired by.
It’s early spring – a time of hope and expectation. Bright sunlight illuminates our distant aims and aspirations. Deep shadows and sculptural trees seem to block the way; the jigsaw puzzle of stuff frames the sweep of the river and leads our eye to the majestic sweep of the mountains.
In the foreground the golden daffoldils “they flash upon the inward eye” and light up our lives with exuberant colour.
Beauty is all around us. We carry it with us all the time. Enjoy!
Wherever you look in Gubbio, there’s another great view of this wonderful city.
I looked across at the Roman amphitheatre that held 15,000, to the town that’s little changed since the fifteenth century.
It’s majestic and it was a special place for St Francis when he visited in 1206 and tamed the wild wolf that was terrorising the population.
Just beside the city walls is this wonderful statue.