Its always great to get an email from someone who understands what I try to achieve in my portraits.

This week I got such a message from a lady in New York

Hello: I was so pleased to have accidentally come across your wonderful portrait portfolio tonight.

I think around 1989 or so I was in England and had bought a copy of The Independent and I saw a portrait of yours, relating to the early death of a parent. It was such a piercing portrait of someone who had experienced a great loss. I tore that picture out and kept it for many years, but I lost it and then I couldn’t remember your name, but tonight I rediscovered you while looking at something else. I was so happy.

I just wanted to tell you what a great portraitist
you are. Somehow you are able to feel with that
other person and their being shines through.


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