George, BP Portrait Award 2009


This portrait of George by Louis Smith was accepted into the BP Portrait Award Exhibition in 2009.  George is a well known character in Manchester and is known for his chain smoking of non filtered cigarettes.

Louis wanted to paint his portrait because of his unassuming looks.  You  could imagine him as a some local bar fly yet he is a well respected art dealer in Manchester.  He likes people that don’t look or act the part that society gives to them.  George is his own man.