This greeting card design is number 26 from my Illustration range. How does someone wish you a happy birthday in Yorkshire? Here’s how, a painted tribute to Last of the Summer Wine star Frank Thornton. Complete with a happy birthday greeting in proper Yorkshire dialect. I hope you reckon it’s reight champion!
I think that this would be perfect for older Dads, Uncles and Granddads who will fondly remember this classic BBC series.
I photographed Frank Thornton along with Peter Sallis and Bill Owen while they were shooting the final series in Holmfirth, Huddersfield. I used the images as photo reference for the paintings and I I hope I did these fine gentlemen justice.