I have been commissioned to paint for many great people in my time, but this fella is one of the finest people I have the privilege to call my friend. 

During lock down I decided if we can’t get far for a while, what could I do as an artist to make the world a brighter place. Five paintings later an amazing snowman collection was created to help Doddie’5 Foundation raise much needed funds in the fight to find a cure for MND. 

Friend and photographer, Ian Topping, gave us his time and produced images of the originals to create accurate copies. These images were colour match by Print Spot in Berwick-upon-Tweed to produce a series of large, high quality limited edition Christmas Cards to be sold for the Foundation.  These sets of cards are available for pre-order and will go on sale in September.

As some of you will already know, Doddie celebrated his 50th Birthday today (4 July) so yesterday Yvonne and I paid Doddie and Kathy a visit at their home to present them with the original painting entitled  ‘Legend’ (whatever life throws).  It was a pleasure and a privilege to present this picture to the Legend himself.

Happy Birthday Doddie.