Recently I visited the wonderful Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool to see an exhibition of art by Rolf Harris. I can remember the large scale fast sploshings with a decorating brush that he did on TV when I was quite young and it was always fascinating to see the finished result. Rolf used to ask... "Can you tell what it is yet?" as the huge free style painting progressed.
I was really impressed at the exhibition to examine close up the quality of his work, far removed from his free work performed on TV. The detail of his wild life pictures was superb.
Photography was not allowed but I snapped away until I was made aware of this fact and luckily managed to capture some of my favourites.
Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King
I was able to have a pic taken...... with his cardboard cut out !!!.
His famous portrait of Her Majesty fascinated my little fraulein grandee..... just look at those gorgeous curls.....No! not the Queen's!
I felt as though I should step in and start painting in this reconstruction of his studio.
His palette was a work of art!
It was one of the best exhibitions I have visited in a while with his music, excellent videos and support material. A joy for all ages.
Shame you missed it! My fault as I was too busy to post it whilst my family visited and I've just found it unpublished in my files. I wish you could see the rest but if it comes within reach be sure to GO!!!.