Patrick Moore (2009)

Another great British Eccentric, Patrick Moore, presenter of the UKs longest running TV programme, The Sky at Night.

Silver spray and acrylic on canvas, 600mm x 600mm

Some visitors have noted that the silver spray doesn’t really come across in these photos. Here are a few ‘in progress’ shots to give an indication of how the stencilling fits into the process:

Here he is being interviewed by Brian May….

…and in his younger days, being characteristically enthusiastic about the telescopes he keeps in his shed:

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Heinz Wolff (2009)

The second in my series of eccentrics, I give you Heinz Wolff, who presented The Great Egg Race in the 80s. Watching the show was a weekly ritual in the shardcore household, it was full of great British ingenuity and eccentricity as teams competed to create the most successful machine to solve a particular problem.

stencil and acrylic on canvas 600mm x 600mm

As is the case with Magnus Pyke, there is no footage I could find of the programme itself, aside from the theme tune [see below].

And here he is, admirably defending science against the onslaught of Ali G

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