You certainly conjure up some wonderful expressions Michael and anxiety is a very current topic. Well portrayed here.

What an expression! He does look extremely worried, a bit shifty and very suspicious about whatever it is he's looking at. Anxiety is a serious topic I know but your expressive 'unconventional' portrait made me smile. Great portrait !!!

Marvelously real expression. (He looks like he's read your description of the painting.)

Love the way you capture personalities (and your explanations!)

Thanks Louise, Lewis and Heather.

I think I saw him in Asda yesterday Michael...(-:

That’s where he shops Jim! Jim, I’ve been looking on the forum to try and answer whether, after the trial period has ended, we have to pay to upload our paintings. Can you tell me the answer?

Fabulous work. Unless you want to have all the bells and whistles with POL, you carry on as usual after trial period.

Thanks Gudrun. That’s good news.

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Portrait of a man who suffered anxieties and was suspicious of others but who was cynical and played upon people’s conventional expectations. Acrylic on canvas.

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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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