You have all the darkness of the night


Excellent work Michael

This is fabulous Michael! What a piercing gaze, one of knowing, accusation and challenging. Love the texture and the dark side! Haven’t we all got a little of the dark side in us, but would we admit it, and would suppress it?

Thanks Fiona and Va-Irene. We certainly do Fiona.

Your words (as always) increase the impact of a wonderful painting.

A story within a story here Michael. So much expression and complexity within this haunting portrait Michael.

Lovely portrait!

Thank you Heather, Carole and Linda.

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The sex imaginative - It’s risky in our conservative culture but the real world is more of a lie than my imaginative world. There’s no such thing as too much self-expression. Self expression is politics, playful, fun and much much more. Black pastel.

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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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