Always enjoy your portraits and their explanations!

I’ve met a few windscreen wipers in a previous life Mick ......one who was a bare knuckle fighter. Apparently he was one of the top knuckle fighters of the Romany community, a very courteous man. A super characterful portrait Mick.....you wouldn’t want to mess with him.

Hang on Studio Wall

Portrait of a bare-fist fighter who had the mental range of a windscreen wiper and who my mate, Frankie (Knuckles) Bellwood, put some discipline on.

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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