Fred (in mourning)

Fred is a lovely gentleman I met last year. I instantly had a strong desire to draw him, drawn by his amazing face and gentle manner.

Fred told me a little of his history and circumstance. A born Canadian he married a Canadian British and together they travelled extensively, especially in the UK. Unfortunately shortly after their retirement together, Fred’s wife died unexpectedly.

I was honoured, during the sittings for this portrait, that Fred was able to mourn in my presence. The result is a very intense, beautiful and evoking portrait.