On encouragement.

On encouragement.

(-: Villianous...

Thank you for your lovely comments Michael. Now why is this lady blushing or is she embarrassed? Love your sense of humour Michael. You don’t take life too seriously, a commendable attribute.

Thanks Jim and Carole. She’d sat out in the sun too long that day Carole. You’re right but those around me take it too seriously Carole, so, I have to survive.

Too much blusher she is trying to impress you Michael! Watch out! Great painting love that determined expression.

Thanks Carole. She’s got no chance. I’ve got too many girlfriends as it is.

She has the look of the Irish about her Michael......and being from Irish stock yourself, you will be aware of the ‘gift of the gab’ phrase! Lol. A confident and knowing look.

She was a wild one Fiona - but that’s another story.

Hang on Studio Wall

A ginger woman who told me, ‘you’ve been underestimated all of your life Michael but you repeatedly come back and surprise them’. ‘People often get it wrong’, I replied. Pastel.

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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