Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Harold Riley

Tonight I met Harold Riley, a famous artist from Salford who worked with L.S. Lowry.

He came to my school to open our Art Exhibition for children. A great evening!

'Born, bred and still working in Salford is the renowned artist and local legend Harold Riley. A successful painter since the age of 17, his work has focussed on the portrayal of ordinary working lives. But as a portraitist, he's painted those living extraordinary lives - Nelson Mandela, Tiger Woods, George Best - even Pope John Paul II! He's still painting today at age 74.'

Tonight he chose a picture that he really liked to take with him called 'The Road to Jo'Burg' designed by one of the children in my class!

Harold Riley and my Grandaughter Melissa.

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