Oil on canvas, 20" x 20"
Ann James owns the Golf Range at Freystrop, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. She opens the gardens of her house each year to hold a Strawberry Tea in aid of charity. She asked me to donate a painting for the Art stall. Since no-one wants a portrait of someone they don’t know, I suggested the idea of holding a raffle; I would paint the portrait of the winner.
Mr Glyn Rees of Hook was the raffle winner. Chris and I surrounded him, both taking photographs as if he were a celebrity and we the paparazzi, much to his embarrassment. However, we obtained a good selection of photographs and his ‘normal look’ was revealed.
I presented the portrait to Mr Rees, and Chris took a photograph of the presentation, which I sent off to the local paper. It was published, with a write-up, the following week.