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I started the project some 8 months ago and am happy to say I am currently working on portrait 38 of 40! It has become a race against time as I have been diagnosed with severe cataracts, painting id difficult and reading impossible (excuse typing errors please). However 2 more portraits and 1 commission and the pressure is off! The show is in the Flax Gallery Newtownabbey 27 June - 20 July 2013.
I have started. Having been looking for a new challenge over the past few months I came up with the idea of an art project based on the people working day to day in my local area. Not the glamorous professions of para medic, police or fireman but the hairdresser, classroom assistant, the girl in the Chemists, people who contribute to our lives that we often take for granted. Yesterday I started the first of a projected total of 40 portraits which I hope to exhibit in 2013. The project's…Continue