I made this painting, Best of British, as an antidote to the chaos and madness caused by Brexit. In the uncertain times in the run up to the first Brexit deadline on 29 March 2019, I fell out of love with my nation and painted Brexit Forecast to express my sadness and frustration. Best of British is a painting shows 50 things I love about Britain.
I’m not especially patriotic, but to be from the same country as Shakespeare, David Attenborough, Charles Darwin, the Beatles, and Morecambe & Wise seems to me to be a thing to shout about. To be from the nation that had the foresight to create a National Health Service (NHS), that invented the steam locomotive, still performs ancient folk dances, and gets excited about an impenetrably beautiful and gentlemanly game like cricket is something not to be sneezed at. A game that stops for tea! If you’re British you’ll understand.
I have illustrated 50 of the things I love about Britain – perhaps some of your favourite things are shown on my painting?
The original painting has already found a home, sorry! However, you can buy a digital file of this painting for £35, with which you can make a one-off print at a format and size of your choice. Read more about this option…
Harper Lee's book, To Kill a Mockingbird is, I believe, one of the finest novels ever written. The person who commissioned this original painting thinks so too!
Buy a digital file of this painting to print at a format and size of your choice for £35. Read more… This painting looks marvellous as a canvas print at 40cm x 40cm.