Cigarette Smoke

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This series was both a challenge and a pleasure to paint. My customer approached me with so many ideas, it was hard to pin him down to one. The reason for this was that it was to be a 90th birthday present to the customer’s sister and man was she one interesting lady!

This world-traveller, budding cook, jazz lover, Manchester dweller who suffered no fools and had chain-smoked her way through life to this ripe old age showed no signs of slowing down.

Add to these innumerable interests a moodboard as long as the M1 and the trial of trying to whittle it down to one was nigh on impossible. Which is why we ended up with four such disparate pieces that actually ended up working really well against each other.


Cigarette Smoke It was lovely to be doing something abstract for a change. I rarely get time to create abstracts and I’m hardly ever commissioned to do one, so it was a bit of a novelty for me.


Left to right
Django Reinhardt
Cigarette Smoke
Indian Spices
Humphrey Lyttelton


Sorry – this piece has either sold or was a commission with no prints.
But don’t despair! While I won’t ever recreate the exact same artwork, I can do something similar, so get in touch and let me know what you’re after.