Test Match Special ?

Childhood Days 3

This painting  is entitled ‘Not Out’ or possibly reading between the lines ‘If you say it’s out I am going home and it’s my bat’

The Boys Notweb

It was inspired by the fact that when I was a wee lad next door there where two  brothers, one became a international rugby player,David Marques who played for Harlequins, Cambridge, England and The Lions, the other his brother Robin became county cricket captain.
Well they gave me a pair of old pads and as they were our local heroes I was determined to wear them regardless of the fact that they were well over six foot tall and I was only six years old .

I know some of you may have heard these tales before but I just want to get down a record of as many of my works as I can.
While I can still remember the stories myself.

As a card Not Out sold many thousands .Original is still in the artist’s collection.

About Michael Cooper

Bonsai enthusiast and artist. After recording the rural scene in watercolours for over thirty years and having my own studio gallery I am now semi retired. I still sell my prints though to customers worldwide via my website and through the Somerset Crafts Gallery, Avalon Marshes Centre,Westhay nr Glastonbury BA6 9TT. The rest of the time is spent looking after my bonsai trees, I like the exercise.
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