'Hi Steve, I'd like a painting of Hayling Island down in Hampshire. It's where Paul grew up and spent summers fishing with his friends. He misses the sea and I'd like to give him something to remind him of his childhood home.'
This picture is what Steve came up with and now hangs proudly in our home. We love it, even more so because it's a one off original by a very talented artist. The colours are scorching, reminding us of the long hot summers of our youth and a promise of the ones yet to come.
You can find Steve over on http://mydogateart.blogspot.com/ or click on the link down in the left column of this blog. At the moment his work is reasonably priced so now is the time to invest before the big guns over at Christies and Sotheby's get the nod on the next big thing to hit the art world.