September 17th, 2010
My artist friend Mike Gaskell and his family came over the other weekend which was great. I’ve known Mike since around the end of last century ( which sounds like about 100 years ago) but we met at the BP Portrait Awards when we were both shortlisted and we’ve stayed in touch ever since. He came second back in 1999 I think it was ??? second again in last years and incredibly again this year and if I’m honest I think it was a better painting than the one which won.
Here we are in my studio in an homage to Gilbert and George.