_Out of the Blue the BBC called me to do an Interview with Michael Prortillo, as the TV program Great British Railway Journeys was coming to town. They wanted someone to talk about the Artist Francis Damby who Lived here in the 19th century at the end of this life. As I didn't Know too much about this Artist, I did a google, But a Fellow artist friend of mine Ray Balkwill did, in fact he had the council erect a plaque in Dambys honer, So Ray was the man for the job.
The Beeb and Micheal Portillo wanted local other local artists to interview so me Ray and Marcia Rowles all set up on the recreation ground for them to film, I had an hour and a half to get something half decent done to go on national TV, no pressure then!! :-) Luckily, it was ok and I had got the painting to a presentable stage before the cameras turned up.
Micheal Portillo was very charming and put us all at ease, I cant remember what he asked me now, but I hope my answers were not to garbled!
The episode of Great British Railway Journeys will be screened January 14th at 6:30 BBC 2, to view the program click the link above.
My Finished painting from the day, Which they filmed me painting,
So may well be on National TV.
"Low tide on the Estuary"
10 x 12 ins
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