Unlike some website owners, I have TOO MUCH original content. So I never know what to post.
Rummaging through my archive, waiting for inspiration to strike, I unearthed a 1962 black and white photograph of an early portrait, and its American subject who sat for me in Naples, Italy. I tracked him down on LinkedIn and discovered that he has treasured his painting to this day.
Watch the film to find out more about Wayne Sobers III. He’s now an unbelievably successful life and business coach and author of a wonderful new book entitled The Harlem Line: Lessons Learned Along The Way, which I encourage you to read.
Wayne told my daughter “I don't know why your mom is surprised that I still have the painting. It is, in my estimation, a masterpiece. Obviously, I am a little biased.”
He wrote such a kind note, and shared colour photos (much better than the monochrome one from my Kodak Brownie) of the painting hanging at his home. I am beyond thrilled!
Comments will be approved before showing up.
Helen Anderson, artist friend of John Lennon and creator of his iconic leather caps, features in BBC Two's factual programme, A Life in Ten Pictures, premiering May 2021.