The Inspiration:


5   PARRISH RECOGNISES A TENNIS CHAMPION

A fantasy painting portraying Andy Murray and Fred Perry visiting the Leamington Lawn Tennis and Squash Club in Royal Leamington Spa

I play and enjoy following tennis and was very pleased to see Andy Murray from the UK win Wimbledon in 2013 after a period of 77 years since Fred Perry won it last.

Andy is portrayed here in oils, visiting my local Club and this is my tribute to him.

The backdrop is the entrance to the Leamington Lawn Tennis and Squash Club club house in Leamington Spa

Find out about Ladies tennis champions, including a portrait of Ann Haydon Jones, by following my link

http://www.kevinparrish.co.uk/category/collections/luminaries-of-peace-original-oil-paintings/sporting-stars/

I play at my local club which was the first lawn tennis club to be set up in this country by Harry Gem in 1872 originally founded at the Manor House in Royal Leamington Spa, before finally moving to Guys Cliffe Road. Its official title is the

Leamington Lawn Tennis and Squash Club. 

Framed Portrait prints of Andy Murray and Ann Haydon Jones and other British Wimbledon Champions are on display in the Club House on Guys Cliffe Avenue.

Visit the club website at http://www.leamington-tennis-squash.co.uk/


6   PARRISH APPRECIATES JAZZ

Oscar Peterson plays ‘Hymn to Freedom’ supported by musicians Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on Drums in Concert in Denmark during 1964

2015

I created this painting of Oscar Peterson in concert for tennis friend and jazz musician Will Allen who I play now and again at the Leamington Lawn Tennis Club.

Will commissioned me to paint it as a gift to a dear friend who is also an Oscar Peterson fan.

It was Oscars 90th birthday anniversary on the 15 Aug 2015.

(Find his music at http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/s_index.php in Leamington Spa UK)

Will, in turn kindly supplied the musical tune for my Promo Video on the homepage of my website.