Here we see the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, and his three soon to be dewigged clerks. The clerks have complained about their itchy horsetail wigs for years, and will soon be able to cast them aside thanks to one of many reforms introduced by Mr Bercow in his efforts to modernize the Commons.
I’m fascinated by Mrs May’s voluminous hair, it seems to have a life of its own. Painted here, in all it’s glory, from a recent Prime Minister’s Questions. It must take hours to sculpt this Thatcheresque helmet of hair every morning—how does the Prime Minister find the time? Perhaps Number 10 has an in-house hairdresser, and it’s all done while Theresa is munching her Cornflakes…
The lobster boats were hauled up on on the rocky shore long before the sea ice had chance to trap them. Their hulls now exposed albeit for a clatter of old palettes, shored up against the bitter wind.
Media: ink, acrylic, and photoshop.
I’ve started to make watercolour studies of Prime Minister’s Questions from the UK Parliament. Here, Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson comes under fire for his remarks about Brexit being a, ‘titanic success’. Considering that in 1912 the RMS Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage, with the loss of 1500 souls at sea—this was a rather unfortunate choice of words.
Media: Pen, watercolour, and pastel.