It's easy to think the Beatles were different from the rest of us, but they needed friends and family like we all do. John's life was difficult from the start with an absent father, and mother in a second relationship which was no good for him. His mum's sister, Aunt Mimi and her husband George, were the ever-presents he could rely upon.
Mimi tried to keep John's feet firmly on the ground during their weekly phone calls. Here's an excerpt from one illuminating chat...."my dear boy, you are not the second Messiah. You are never likely to be. And that's the way you've been behaving these last few years. Would you please understand that you are a speck in the ocean, and the only possible importance you can be is to people who are trying to get money out of you......do wake up John, and remember the old saying 'the cobbler should stick to his last.' And your last is music."
That was written in the early 1970s and this is John staring down Mimi's good advice..
Watercolour, charcoal, chalks and pencils.
This is a one-off Original piece on Saunders Waterford 300gsm HP paper, using mixed media including Watercolour Paint, Acrylic Paint, Inktense Pencils and occasionally Unison Colour Soft Pastels.
Unframed: 570 x 760 mm
Framed: 868 x 1063 mm