The face of anxiety.

The face of anxiety.

Vibrates with me Michael

Poor man, he looks as though he really is in agony!

Thanks Dennis and Jennifer.

Crikey, this is good Michael.

It’s expresive that’s for sure Michael.

Too true - I know it well, unfortunately Mick.

My goodness this really does resonate emotion Michael and I think the palette and brush marks you’ve used to describe the portrait adds impact. I thought you were going to say, this is a girl I met on Skeggy beach.........

Thanks Fiona, well, I did meet a girl on the beach at Skegness that time I was a Bluecoat at Butlins.

Popwerful stuff Michael. A brave subject to tackle. Nice work.

Fantastic painting Michael

Terrific, Michael!

Wow Michael, this is very impressive!

Thanks Cesare and Margaret.

Terrific Michael and so true.

Great work Michael it a very powerful painting you some talent along this line Michael, it looks very much in the Francis Bacon mode and his paintings sell for millions

Thanks Dennis. That's kind of you to say so.

Sad but true, so common now. Very expressive Michael.

My nerves are on edge too Gudrun.

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Mental pain. An image of the constant state of anxiety suffered by so many and which reverberates on us non-sufferers.

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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 am drawn…

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