As I was preparing to graduate this year from the Portraiture Diploma at The Heatherley School of Fine Art, I was contacted via Linked In by Art Dealer Roger Baresel who was interested that I was an artist who had retrained from PR.
He asked if I would promote a pop up exhibition, just off Sloane Square in Chelsea called, ‘This is women’s work’.
One of the ideas I had to entice potential clients in was to paint Roger in the gallery window against the backdrop of one of his favourite artworks from the show.
One day, when I had been painting for about an hour, the door opened and I found myself face-to-face with James Bond - in the form of Pierce Brosnan!
Although a little starstruck (shaken but not stirred!), I had an interesting chat with 007 about his filming in London, and his own art. As he prepared to leave I couldn't resist asking if it was time for his close up!
Sadly, he was travelled back to his home in Hawaii that evening (no doubt on Her Majesty's secret service) - or I could have added the world's most famous spy to my portfolio!