is a very talented man! He has spent the last three weeks or so, up till all hours of the evening, and late into the night painting a very important portrait, for the 'Changing Faces' debate being held at the Mall Gallery in London towards the end of this month.
I don't have an image of the actual portrait to show you, the one in the advert (above) is a preliminary sketch. Changing Faces is a charity who work to support people who have a disfigurement. The reason my husband, whom I usually refer to as Mr LK, but he does have a name in his own right, Alastair, is involved with this is because, not only is he a much commissioned portrait painter, but he is also the President of the
Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He is their youngest ever President, and as this is his first year of appointment, it is also his first time of officially opening the annual open exhibition, tomorrow at the Mall Gallery. He will be giving a speech in front of a lot of important people too. I have no doubt he'll be fantastic, but it's going to be difficult for him. He's doing all this, away from home, with the knowledge that this morning, his much loved stepfather sadly passed away.
To Alastair, be strong, all our love, Amy, Lucy & Luke.