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Artwork description:

Stan is representative of the men I saw whilst growing up. Flat cap, smile on weathered face, identifying a hard working life, hidden from the eyes of the people. These were tough men, honest men, old fashioned and very much in a routine. I was always slightly nervous of them, but then when they smiled, you saw the underneath of the exterior. You saw the kindness in his eyes. You saw the life he lived ingrained on his face.

I painted Stan in Ireland. I worked his face over and over and then removed paint until I saw layers of light and dark. I needed to see a spirit in him. I needed to see the age and the representation of tough, north eastern men. Ireland is my spiritual place to paint where I feel a connection to my memories and times gone by.

Stan is real. He's a character. Stan still exists in the wilds of County Durham, in the working men's clubs, in the terraced streets and also well and truly in my memories.

Stan comes complete with a signed hand written letter with his story and a signed certificate of authenticity.

Materials used:

watercolour paints and 140lb watercolour paper

Tags:

#flat cap  #grandad  #times gone by  #stan the man  #working class hero  #christmas grandad  #watercolour porttrait  #working class portrait  #working class man  #a man to love  #man with spirit  #a man with soul  #spiritiual  #memories  #soul 

Stan (2018)

$183.06

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