By happy coincidence - serendipity! - (I will get tired of this, but not before you) the exhibition is on for 23 days and since there are 23 paintings, for the sheer hell of it I will be posting about a painting every day throughout . . .
Village Idiot. Acrylic on canvas 42 x 60cm. Also available as a 42 x 60cm limited edition print.
The first of the three local works. With the deco dog track lettering at the top, the vertical wooden beams and plaster in the background, the grinning idiot giving it a big W is an old thumbnail sketch of my younger self in my best ligne claire. The premise comes from a self-mocking description of the artist as village idiot, held aloft on shoulders in his nightshirt one moment, chased through the streets getting poked on his bare arse with flaming torches the next. Year in, year out. Blimey, innit! A regular Saturday night in the village . . .