You are excellent at capturing personality Michael. Great pencil drawing.

Lovely portrait.

Thanks Carole and Denise.

Another good ‘un Michael.

Wonderful portrait - my Dad smoked Woodbines!

Thanks Tessa and Heather.

Gorgeous sketch, Michael.

A terrific portrait Mick, he has that soft focused far away look about him. Woodbines eh, now that’s a dream!

Thanks Russell and Fiona.

Captured his character well and a good drawing too!

Thanks Gudrun, Angela and Paul.

Hang on Studio Wall

Portrait of a 1950s Durham Pitman whose dreams included a semi detached and a packet of Woodbines. Graphite Pencil.

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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