‘Come along’. Matty and Mammy out shopping.


I like this and all the more so because I call my son Matty (now aged 39). Memories past and treasured.

That’s good Heather. Matty is ex daughter in law and partner’s. We are still, nevertheless, Granma and Granda.

A fabulous painting Michael!

This is so good Michael, wonderful relaxed, natural pose and movement. Topped off with a smashing palette! I particularly like how you have described the folds and creases in the ladies clothing.

Love the way you have painted the figures, so good

Lovely work Michael and so very natural in its pose and movement.

Thank you for kindness, Diane, Fiona, Romila, Sylvia and Carole.

Thanks Carole. I’m a bit better with oils than I used to be.

Hang on Studio Wall

Oil on canvas.

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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