My Friend Mick, 2018, charcoal & pastel on paper, 57.4 x 76.7cm
This is a study for an oil painting of the same size. It has taken me three years to start this project. Mick Guray was a dear friend who I had known since we were both teenagers. Mick was an optometrist, enjoyed watching sport and always liked a beer. He passed away prematurely three years ago leaving a loving family and many friends behind. For me this project has already been a very emotional journey, and will continue with my up and coming painting. The painting is a gift to Mick’s family.