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I was born in Luton, UK, that used to be almost entirely given over to the hat industry, hence the name given to the Luton football team. The idea for this ongoing series of paintings is taken from period photographs, in this particular case, one taken in 1924 circa and posted on the Lutonians page of Facebook. It is also a part of the limited palette work that has been fascinating me recently.
In those days colour wasn't much used in outdoor clothes, but no self-respecting man or woman went out without a hat!
acrylic on canvas