I’ve been with my Parisian agency Picturetank for 4 years now. A few weeks ago, Vasantha (my picture editor there) got in touch to let me know that Julia, the bubbly English translator and staunch Tottenham Hotspur fan was leaving for pastures new. He asked if I would be willing to donate a print for her as a leaving gift – it was a no-brainer to be honest, so we got things moving so that the image was printed, mounted and framed in time for her leaving party.
I got a lovely email from Julia at the end of last week – she had to cart the work back to the French Alps from Paris –
‘After much wrestling on the bus, metro and two trains it is now on my wall at home and Martin loves it and the kids love it (great taste they have) and I’m just bowled over to sit on my sofa and look at it whenever I want and whichever house I live in forever after.’
It’s getting letters like this that makes the effort the I put into my long term projects worth it! Here’s the finished piece on Julia’s wall.