"The first British R&B I heard was the Downliners Sect. It was at the Ken Colyer Club, they were really doing it then. I heard the Pretty Things later but the Downliners Sect were IT"- Van Morrison (Official)
As well as portraying performers, I write on London music and art matters for hyper-local online newspaper Ealing Nub News The link takes you to a piece I wrote on the reopening of Twickenham's Eel Pie Island Museum post lockdown which exhibits Downliners Sect Don Craine's famous deerstalker hat, something he wore to mock the artistocracy. From a band photo supplied by Don, I created this digital painting of him in action at the Eel Pie Club.
Digital painting on Canon Pro Luster Photo paper. Framed.
Size of image: 20.32 x 20.32 x 1.5cm (8 x 8 inches).
Size of frame: 23.5 x 23.5 x 1.5cm (9.25 x 9.25 inches).
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