Hughie - the image of a man who appeared to a medium
Pastel. I was at a spiritualist meeting in Durham when the medium stood in front of me and said she was with an old man who was wearing a kilt and she could see he was next to a croft in the highlands of Scotland. The man wanted me to know that that he was with me all the time and was looking after me. This man could only have been my dad's uncle Hughie who, after retiring from the Canadian Army after the First World War, bought a croft in the highlands, where he eventually died. Creepy. I'm not certain how a dead person can look after you.
About the Artist
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…View full profile