Humphrey Ocean

I’ve just been to Humphrey Ocean’s studio in West Norwood to see his portrait of the PRA unofficially unvelied.   It’s in the style of all the portraits which were shown in his exhibition A handbook of modern life at the National Portrait Gallery – quick and spontaneous sketches in gouache which are not intended to be strict likenesses, but convey something of the inner character of the sitter, in this case a certain wry quizzicalness:-


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