Happy Times

Happy Times coloured pencil and gouache on paper SOLD

Happy Times coloured pencil and gouache on paper SOLD

This commission shows both past and present happy times for Bill Hawkes. I asked Bill to think back to a time when he was happy. He chose the age of 12, the age he was in the photo he is shown holding, the image of which appears top left of Bill dressed in a special outfit, dancing. This represents past happy times for him. The present happy times are represented by the cranberry glass, which he collects. He is shown reflecting on both with the trace of a smile while sitting comfortably in his favourite armchair. The warm colours help to emphasise the happy frame of mind. The flowing lines of his shirt emphasise this mood further.