Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Portrait of Richard


It's a month since my friend Richard Hannaford died.
He was only forty nine.

I was honoured when Richard asked me to do a portrait of him during his final illness.
He wasn't looking too well and he asked me to work from photographs that his wife Norah had taken earlier.
Luckily they were terrific photos, and I was delighted that Richard and his family were really happy with the painting.
On Sunday we scattered his ashes in Phoenix Park near this beautiful old oak.
It was a very moving experience for all of us who were there.
Norah's brother Leo paid a very touching tribute to Richard.
You can read it here on Leo's blog.

6 comments:

rahina q.h. said...

i am sorry for your loss... you have honoured his memory with this beautiful painting... i love the sensitive and touching atmosphere you have captured.

Amal said...

Your portrait has truly honored your friend, P.J. You've placed him in a very special light, the light of love and friendship.

Marc Mosnier said...

Magnifique portrait !
Il semble vivant !

PJ Lynch said...

Thanks so much for your kind comments guys
PJ

Teresa Rodriguez said...

So sorry. He had a very kind face.

PJ Lynch said...

He did Teresa.
Richard was a very sweet and kind person.
It has been a terrible loss for his family.
Many thanks
PJ