I forget the connection with Garfield. Don Giovanni was our cat, passed away November 2017. He never looked anything like the cat in the picture, abstraction or not. Him being a black cat and all that.
Our good friend Jananne, shown here celebrating her wedding with Simon. The painting doesn’t do her justice, of course not, but it is one of my earlier attempts at portraiture. Still haven’t mastered it, or even apprentice’d it…
One of my first oil paintings, and still a household favourite 15 years later as I write (and back-date) this note.
This is also known as Hoppe Hoppe Reiter because it was once exhibited as a huge print in the Truman Brewery, east London, as part of an event sponsored by Hewlett Packard. They required that the letters H and P appear in the works title, so we got a little creative with the title.