Mo and Kev
by Chris Holt

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Oil on canvas
920 x 760 mm

Chris Holt gained a BA (Honours) degree in fine art from the University of Reading and he was a finalist in the 1992 Winsor and Newton Young Artist Award. Since then he has become a television documentary writer, producer and director most recently for BBC2’s Wonders of the Universe.

The portrait is of Holt’s parents at their home in Warrington. Although appearing to be a moment in the ritual of domestic life, the twelve sittings were carried out separately to produce a joint portrait. Holt says: ‘This painting deals with what it’s like for a couple who have been through so much to grow old together.’

    © Chris Holt