Marriage

This drawing is a series of caricatures of types of marriage such as no. 12: ‘Not tonight, I’ve got a headache’  No. 21: She’s having lots of affairs
No. 26: It’s us against the world or no 39: A religious female – married to God
The vast majority of them are happy examples but both: The aggressive husband no. 55 and no. 48: The henpecked husband are included
as well as no’s 10: and 60: Where one partner has die
I particularly like no. 35: The Shy couple

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For a description of all the 63 caricatures See below
1. A very loving couple
2. She depends on him for support
3. She is very, very sorry
4. He is standing firm
5. She’s leaving him
6.
7. She’s so drunk she has to be carried home
8.She’s receiving attention from another man
9. He is sad she stands by him
10. He has died
11. She;s unhappy He tries to console her
12. Not tonight I’ve got a headache
13. He is leaving her
14. A monk devoted to God
15.Pulling in opposite directions though still together
16. Two females Same sex couple
17. He wants the relationship to stay the way it is. She does not
18. She is the dominant Partner
19. She is unable to decide between two men
20. Neither partner is willing to back down
21. She is having lots of affairs
22.She’s listening to him
23. He is “Coming the heavy”
24. She can depend on hi
25. Still together but moving apart
26. It’s us against the world
27. The demonstrative couple
28. He mistreats his wife
29. He is so drunk she has to carry him home
30. She needs help he provides it
31. She wants the relationship to stay the way it is -He does not
32. Exercise fanatics They live in shell suits and discuss the latest craze
33. She is throwing herself at a married man
34. He is only happy when she is down
35. The Shy Couple
36. Life is one long party
37. She is leaving him
38. Two males Same sex couple
39. A nun married to God
40. She is trying to make up he is not listening
41. A couple totally in sync
42. He is leaving – she is sad
43. She is making a show of him
44. He is very, very sorry
45. She leans on him
46. Macho man
47. A very “Together” couple
48. Hen pecked husband
49. He is unable to decide between two women

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Limited Edition Print
1/200
1994
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The Human Race

    This drawing represents the race in which
we are all entered the day we are born.
The race is to attain social status and
possessions – success
is measured in money.
Different people race at different speeds
with different goals.
It begins before we are born.
We can be and are examined and
measured even before we are born.
Our arrival is too late to discover our sex!
When we are born they weigh and
measure us and then the race is on……..
“My baby walked at 10 months”
“Mine did at 9 months”
From now on we are urged to be bigger,
better  and faster.
A babywalker, slide, swing,
roller skates and bike give us more speed.
Our clothes are bought two sizes too big
We are tested in school
points equal further education
Childhood is shortened if
we are good at sports
rewards are enormous
if we are successful
Houses and moneybags represent
status and possessions
Bigger house, faster car, more money
Dropouts are forced to take part
to survive
Sometimes come up against a brick wall.
The people spanning the gap
represent help – counselling –
further education or financial
The annual holiday, hospital
or external forces
represented here by rain and snow
can make us slow down
some slip or are stepped on by others
some break the law.
Though not all in prison are guilty
Some want to slow down aeging
appearing as “Mutton dressed as lamb”
Retirement, early or late,
is the official Finish.
Only then do we allow ourselves time
to do all the things
we always wanted to do
supported by our wealth,
our families or the state
We have time to talk, to read, to paint
or spend in the garden
time for everything
and anything – As we reach the last lap
we move quite slowly
hopefully with time to do all those things
and hopefully to move onto
whatever we expect to find
when our race is finally run………….

 

 

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1/300
1997
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Look to the future

Nothing stays the same
and some things in life – never change
The past is a great place to visit
But the present is the only place to live
Look to the future with positive expectation
Because the future starts
right now
.
.

(Series 3)

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2016
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Happy ever after

Falling in love is a game of chance
Getting married is a bit of a lottery
Luck will probably determine our fate
When you fall in love with some one
you don’t know what else you might get
A bossy mother-in-law
An interfering brother-in-law
or a thwarted ex-lover
lurking in the undergrowth!
You could find out that she was betrothed
to the king of Prussia at birth
or that he is really
the long lost heir to billions!
It is of course also true
that you might get a second mother
some wonderful children
in fact a whole new extended family
who will welcome you with open arms
into their homes
and only enter yours when asked!
We do not walk around with details
of our religious preferences nor our historical,
social, financial or cultural backgrounds
displayed permanently for all to study
before a friendship starts
So it’s usually too late – Love has struck
But only two fall in love
Only two get married
Only two have to live with their consequences
If only all “Well meaning”
“Interfering” – “Outsiders” would leave them alone
to make their own decisions
To be together
To make their own mistakes
To live their own lives
Then there would be so much less heartache
and so much more happiness Ever After

For fun I have randomly selected
some of examples of what you might get
If you are lucky or even if you are not
But remember Love has no barriers

 

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1/500
2001
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Mars and Venus

If opposites attract
Then we still have a chance

 

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1/500
2004
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Compromise

In a relationship between two people
Your commitment is something only you,
yourself can give
It is not always an easy thing to do
But when two people make
a commitment to each other
Then…………………….
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1/500
2002
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Look to the future

Nothing stays the same
and some things in life – never change
The past is a great place to visit
But the present is the only place to live
Look to the future with positive expectation
Because the future starts
right now

(Series 1)

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2005
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Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Good luck in your new job

Promotion! – A complete change! –
A real challenge! – or
The chance of a lifetime job!
When the time comes to leave
the old – safe – friendly surroundings behind
To take that irreversible step
into the unknown………….
We all need a little luck – so………
Good luck in your new job!

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Limited Edition Print 

1/500
2001
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Trusting

When you find yourself
in a difficult situation
it is nice to have
someone you can depend on

.
.
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1/500
2001
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Thank you

Whether he sells you a newspaper
or saves your life
Whether he gives you a lift
or builds your dog a house
.

Whether she rescues you from despair
or bakes you a cake
Whether she lends you an ear
or lends you a hand

Whether they housesit your home
or deliver your post
Whether they give of their time
or give of their table

Whether you answer the call
or send the letter
Whether you help to shift it
or help to reach it

Whether we support, catch, raise, fix or produce
For two short words they sure say a lot!!!

 

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Limite Edition Print
1/750
2015
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Fresh Start

A clean page – An empty Jar
No others to tell you what to do
or when to do it
The first time you get your own space
is magic!
The second time is even better
.

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2004
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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