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Artist: Melissa Speed

Of Hearts of Coal

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Title: Of Hearts of Coal

Derbyshire actor, singer, and songwriter John Tams sat for me in spring 2023. This soft pastel portrait captures the changed expression when discussing his song Hearts of Coal.

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