Deep Sea Diver with Accordion
10x12inches, acrylic on canvas
for the Cameron House is November
This is the second DSD with an accordion that I've painted, the first was seated in a chair staring up at the sky. I couldn't paint this and not think of James Gray, my friend and great musician who passed away a couple of weeks ago. He used the other painting as his profile picture on Facebook, he took the photo with his phone when the painting was hanging at the Press Club, the photo was crooked, which I found kind of charming.
James and I shared a lot of bars over the years, I can't count how many times I have seen him play or just sat and had a pint with him. He was a great musician, just a wonder, he often had dinner at the Press Club before heading out to play somewhere and they hung the fork he always used on the wall in his honour.