Christie's record

Christie's record

Lovely there's hope for us all

Thanks Dennis, especially yourself.

Hi Michael, I don't know if are more fun your figures and your portraits or the stories you tell about. Anyway i like your portraits. Had you a bigger photo profile, I had soon made your portrait.

Thanks Cesare. I've changed my photo. It may be a bit bigger.

I love this its a powerful painting Michael

A fabulous expression magnificently painted. -worth a fortune.

Thanks Dennis, Willie, Margaret and Gudrun.

These are so good Michael, great stories too.

Now I'm laughing even more!!!

Lol! I do like the linework and the personality in spades coming through the painting, though!

Hang on Studio Wall

A record £40,000 was paid for an amateur artist's work at Chrities of London auction last night. The watercolour portrait , entitled, 'Malcolm' was the creation of the Romano-Anglo artist, Cesare Romano. When informed of the sale by a press photographer who photographed Malcolm, the subject of the painting said, 'I'm so shocked, it has totally changed my facial contours'.

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 am drawn…

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