Still life by Isla McManus 9

Still life by Isla McManus 9

Ah bless her - aren't grandchildren a joy - all the fun without the responsibility - well Isla's a great artist in waiting - in fact there are many adults who would be proud of something as good as this.

Isla is a great little artist you must be so proud of her.

Great style emerging here Isla.

Thank you, Gudrun, Carole and Val.

Bless....definately following in granddad's footsteps.

I could definitely see this hanging in a London Gallery you have a great teacher

That's great Michael, she's done so well. All the best for 2017.

Isla you have painted a lovely picture of the fruit, I expect your Grandad is really proud of you.

I see a budding Cezanne Michael!! Well done Isla!

Very beautiful Isla, you are a promising artist. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Isla and Michael.

Thank you all for your kind and encouraging comments. Isla has read them all and is chuffed and inspired.

Thank you Cesare and best wishes to you and your family too and everyone at POL.

Hang on Studio Wall

Watercolour. I did this with very little help from grandad. It's from a bowl of fruit on grandma and granda's table.

About the Artist
Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

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