Dick to me is one of those magical faces that you only see once in a life time. I knew as soon as I saw him that I just HAD to paint him.
I thought I would be the first person to approach him and ask this special favour 'excuse me can I take your picture... I would love to paint you' but no actually EVERYONE wants to photograph this guy!
It turns out that he is actually in his own way quite famous!
In Robin Hood's Bay where Dick lives and Whitby he is regularly asked to pose and even better asked to be a film extra for movies set in this beautiful fishing village. One of his claims to fame is working alongside Gwyneth Paltrow...
But his main hobby is... alongside being Town Councillor... wait for it... high energy dancing! He LOVES clubbing. This guy can dance the night away high on only one thing... life.
When I met up with him again last week he told me his has a 'twin' - a friend who looks just like him and is absolutely barmy. I can't wait to meet him. Watch this space...
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