New work for MEN OF PEACE show

These new paintings portray three Conscientious Objectors. Through deeply held personal beliefs, they refused to fight or to do any work connected to war.  Two of them, Alfred Martell and Bert Brocklesby were imprisoned in Richmond Castle in a group known as 'The Richmond Sixteen'.Thanks to information and records from online sources, particularly the Imperial War Museum and research by historian Cyril Pearce, I have been able to draw on the spoken words, diaries/letters, graffiti of these prisoners. This has given me a rich resource from which to paint the personal struggles of these men against the overwhelming WW1 propaganda which urged every man to fight. To see more images, please click on the CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS button below

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