‘Back to black’.

‘Back to black’.

Like the rawness of this Michael. She did have such raw talent.

Thanks Carole. She has such a strong and striking appearance and I’ve attempted a few of her. I thought this one was the closest. I think my general style has the word ‘raw’ in it too. I’m quick but I’m rough, like my personality.

Ha ha Michael. You are such a tease.

Another good 'un, Micheal. Instantly recognizable.

And a flirt Carole. Thanks Lewis.

Beautiful portrait, Michael.

Nice work Michael.

You have caught that haunted look she had so well, very powerful.

A wonderful singer sadly missed. You’ve caught here really well Michael and that complex distant look.

Thanks Stephen and Tessa.

Wonderful likeness Michael, you captured her essence in the look!

Love the colours you've used here - dramatic for a dramatic personality.

Instantly recognisable, Michael. You’ve captured her brilliantly.

Hang on Studio Wall

Pastel on cartridge paper.

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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