A friend of mine took me to her local pub in Preston and I was inspired to make a series of paintings based on sketches and photographs which I made there. I intend revisiting the place as the interior seems timeless and the locals make excellent subject matter for the kind of picture which I was trained to make over fifty years ago. The lighting and pose of this particular image struck me immediately. The gentleman who is the subject seemed perfectly happy to pose and proved to be a very good model.
acrylics on canvas board