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Never a grey day

never a grey day when I'm with you

When I think of Manchester and the time I spent living there, I often remember the grey skies and the rain. Oh and the wind. And sleet in the winter. I also remember the friendly people, inspiring streets and a creative buzz, especially around the northern quater.

I started this picture 10 years ago, a mix of acrylics and spray paint that stank out my small flat and made me feel a bit dizzy, probably contributing to the warped view of the Manchester skyline that I ended up painting. I finished it the other day by adding the letters, carved out of lino and printed from the comfort & fresh air of my garden shed. I’m turning into a proper old man…