Pages from my sketchbook
The oil painting of Gran Kelly depicts the memory of a strong independent women bringing up twin boys on her own at a time unacceptable and her world of poverty in Bradford.
Throughout my childhood I came to Harrogate with my Grandparent and parents. In the 70,s for us it was considered a place of privilege and beauty, full of history and colourful flower displays. Only 3 generations from poverty to privilege in Yorkshire .
What a wonderful opportunity to meet the lovely Mayor of Harrogate and his Consort at the exhibition. Giving them an idea about my work an opportunity and a challenge for me to paint their portraits. Thankyou to you both.