Mrs Duckworth

Mrs Duckworth was my childhood neighbour in Haslingden, Lancashire, during the 1950’s and early sixties. She was a largish woman but I hardly ever heard her speak. She was married to a very large brutish drinker. Mostly I would see her bringing in shopping bags, dragging her feet in a world-weary way. I would sometimes wonder what a colourful interior life she might have. The “stained glass ” setting of this picture resonates with my own life at that time, in a sheltered working-class corner of a rapidly changing England.


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Left with the use of my left arm/hand only, after a serious motor cycle accident in 2005, I am learning to adapt to life with a brachial plexus injury and have developed a style of playing guitar using open tunings. I love drawing, painting and generally messing around in a fairly loose fashion. Can't describe myself as an artist, but perhaps a doodler with intent.

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