The Portal Days

The 70's and 80"s were  heady days for the "naive' genre. London's Portal Gallery was a world leader and had a stable of artists such as Beryl Cook , who became a National Treasure, Martin Leman , the ultimate cat painter, Kit Williams who buried a golden hare and yours truly who managed 5 sell out solo shows .

They were exciting times and I had clients from Pink Floyd, The Moody Blues and 10 cc. Dates me a bit. Jackie Collins bought 12 paintings on the pavement outside the Portal as I was delivering a new Show! We were taken to and promoted at Art Expo New York showcasing paintings and silkscreen prints, no digital trickery in those days! Prints galore, cards, jigsaws, calendars etc. on sale in Woolies …What more can I say !

March 2018