Lord Kinnock portrait on show in London

Edward Sutcliffe's portrait of Lord Kinnock (5875526)

Edward Sutcliffe's portrait of Lord Kinnock (5875526)

First published in Gwent news

A NEW portrait of ex-Islwyn Labour MP Lord Kinnock is set to go on show in London this Thursday.

Edward Sutcliffe’s painting of the former leader of the opposition is part of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, taking place at the Mall Galleries.

Mr Sutcliffe said he was introduced to Lord Kinnock by Gerald Isaaman, a journalist who had interviewed him about a portrait he’d made of Glenda Jackson, his local MP which had been selected for the BP Portrait Award.

He said: “We met for a sitting in Lord Kinnock’s London home. He was warm and friendly and seemed to have a tireless curiosity and energy about the world around him, we discussed art, politics and sport-this was a particular sore point as Wales had lost a big rugby game a day or two earlier!

“I was honoured to meet and paint Lord Kinnock and in creating this portrait, I wanted to capture a wise and intellectual individual always working hard to find the best solutions to life’s complexities.”

The annual exhibition showcases the work of the society’s members, and also includes 100 portraits from others who compete to be exhibited.

Visitors can see the exhibition from May 8 to May 23. Entry is £3 or £2.50 for concessions.

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2:15pm Fri 2 May 14

welshmen says...

What has this Millionaire done for Wales, we know what he's done for his self, but really a picture to remind us he was an X leader of the Labour Party the same Party that has very nearly destroyed our Country and the British Natives with their Mass Immigration Program designed by Tony Blair etc....
What has this Millionaire done for Wales, we know what he's done for his self, but really a picture to remind us he was an X leader of the Labour Party the same Party that has very nearly destroyed our Country and the British Natives with their Mass Immigration Program designed by Tony Blair etc.... welshmen
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8:20pm Fri 2 May 14

Aquarius says...

Yes, and don't forget that his influence means that his son Stephen (married to the Danish Prime Misister, don't you know) is going to get parachuted into a 'safe' seat in Aberavon in the next election.

Likewise there are rumours Tony Blair's son Euan is being positioned for another safe seat in Merseyside.

Its a pity that voters don't see through this cynicism and vote for someone else (anyone else) just to spike Labour's plans for more champagne socialists with nothing in common with those they are representing.

Kinnock did very well out of the EU thank you and didn't do very much if anything to stem claims of excess and abuses of the EU political apparatus. People really need to wake up. These people are no different to the Tories when it comes to looking after each other.
Yes, and don't forget that his influence means that his son Stephen (married to the Danish Prime Misister, don't you know) is going to get parachuted into a 'safe' seat in Aberavon in the next election. Likewise there are rumours Tony Blair's son Euan is being positioned for another safe seat in Merseyside. Its a pity that voters don't see through this cynicism and vote for someone else (anyone else) just to spike Labour's plans for more champagne socialists with nothing in common with those they are representing. Kinnock did very well out of the EU thank you and didn't do very much if anything to stem claims of excess and abuses of the EU political apparatus. People really need to wake up. These people are no different to the Tories when it comes to looking after each other. Aquarius
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8:25pm Fri 2 May 14

Aquarius says...

Not quite sure you can blame Labour for "nearly destroying" the country though, Welshmen. I think there are a few sorts who have had a hand in that - bankers, property developers, greedy politicians - from ALL parties - looking out for themselves etc etc.

And toward the end of your piece above you do start to sound a little BNP-like....

...and they're not nice.
Not quite sure you can blame Labour for "nearly destroying" the country though, Welshmen. I think there are a few sorts who have had a hand in that - bankers, property developers, greedy politicians - from ALL parties - looking out for themselves etc etc. And toward the end of your piece above you do start to sound a little BNP-like.... ...and they're not nice. Aquarius
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