My OH, the lovely Karen decided that a Significant Birthday needed a Proper Present. So she commissioned a couple of paintings from a Liam O’Farrell.
Here they are on my wall.
They’re studies of the Old Bailey and the Royal Courts of Justice with a slightly forlorn cameraman in the foreground
and the RCoJ features the cameraman and his correspondent doing a piece to camera
Karen tells me she sent the artist every photo of me on location she could find so he got the idea–and then he filtered it through his style. Apparently he loved the the woolly hat (which I was wearing the very first time she met me at the Bailey eight years ago; a story I will come to sooner rather than later) and really wanted to include it.
I think they’re wonderful and I think in some ways the hat says everything.
Thank you so much dear.