As part of my Townscape project I had the pleasure of painting the Rt Hon Nicholas Soames MP, my local MP. My portrait project included many local people with interesting stories, so it was great to be able to include him in the line up. I met up with Nicholas at Portcullis House, Westminster, some months ago where I snapped away while he continued his office work. The resulting portrait is 9×9 inches, oil on canvas, currently on display at Jubilee Community Centre, East Grinstead until 30 November 2014.
Last week Nicholas Soames was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list – so that makes him the first Knight of the Realm I’ve painted! Any others want to have a go?!
Congratulation Sir Soames!