Joe’s painting was unveiled at a special event at Attercliffe Old Library. The piece was initially meant to be 30 inches x 24 inches but has doubled in size due to the amount of detail. This includes the image of a concierge outside the Adelphi, which is modelled on Joe – the first time the artist has included himself in one of his paintings.
“It was quite an adventure creating this painting. It is 5ft x 6ft so did not fit on my boat, so we had to raise the roof slightly to get it in and obviously do the same thing to get it out.
“The painting was attempted from the view of a play in two acts. The first act is old Attercliffe and the second act and indeed finale is a celebration of today and acts as a portent of the future, as well as an investment in the future.” Says Joe.