I still can't believe it's 30 years this year since my first ever professional exhibition.
To celebrate, Chris Beetles Gallery in the centre of London held a 3-week exhibition of cricket paintings, including many of my latest works. Thanks to Chris's team and everyone who came to view, it was a great success.
Jeffrey Archer introduced Lord McLaurin who opened the exhibition with some fascinating stories which I still deny! Even though they are true. It was quite ironic that we had my old hat on display, locked in a cabinet for safety. Not so much to stop it being stolen but it's in such a bad state that we had to stop people catching anything from it on “Health & Safety” grounds! We all had a good laugh on the opening evening as it was the hat that Lord McLaurin banned at the end of my England career!