Tweeted from the Muriel Hopper Art Award.
Not a big fan of Trevor Mallard's politics but he's not a bad art critic!
This is a tiny painting so forgive me for the imperfection inherent in the features. Even with my glasses on, getting a minuscule portion of pigment in the right place is a challenge. It's based on a black and white photo c 1909. More of these wonderful photographic portraits are becoming available on-line as copyrights expire.
Had convivial conversations with both the Labour and National MPs in attendance. What I really enjoyed was talking to Jane Clifton. I'm a big fan and said so. The humour, humility and earthiness exuded in her writing and radio appearances is utterly genuine.
Elliott for Napier
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