Peter’s faces tell a thousand stories

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GO! has been a long time favourer of Peter Evershed’s creative side.

The artist, now in his 86th year, is as passionate about his work today as he was the first time he let his artistic talent loose.

Brighton-born, he moved to New York for the best part of the 1950s, living in the artistic hub and drawing many fellow creative names that frequented the area.

Among them, renowned poet Dylan Thomas, right, and some of the jazz giants of the era, including Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald and Thelonious Monk.

From Saturday, a selection of Peter’s deliveries will be available to peruse, when he launches a month-long retrospective exhibition at The Three Hares Gallery in the Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney.

Almost all of the wall hangings are portraits in pencil and watercolour, including one of the late Sir John Dankworth, but there are exceptions to the portrait rule – including a landscape from Greenham Common and various other pieces.

It is a cracking collection from the now MK-based chap, and you needn’t take our word for it – his work hangs in the University of Texas and at the National Library.

Heck, even Prince Charles owns one of his pieces!

The Retrospective will run through to July 31.

For details call 01234 711516.