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Artist: Melissa Speed

King of Folk

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Title: King of Folk

Derbyshire actor, singer, and songwriter John Tams sat for me in spring 2023. This soft pastel work explores the idea of the different versions of ourselves, introspection and retrospection, and is a homage to the Van Dyck portrait of King Charles I.

Artist Bio:
Melissa Speed is a Derbyshire-based artist inspired by history, community, and the British coast, specialising in soft pastel work.