Lance Corporal Paul Muirhead, of 1 Royal Irish Regiment
Lance Corporal Muirhead, of 1 Royal Irish Regiment, died from wounds sustained during a Taleban attack on his base at Musa Quala in Helmand Province on Friday 1 September 2006.
I have been chatting to Paul’s mum violet over the last few months and and so I really wanted Moonbeams painting to be something very special for a very special lady.
She set me a challenge, I had a group photo with a much younger Paul, but Violet wanted him to look a little older and so gave me a second photo to work from,where he looked like a different person so it certainly was tricky to get the likeness.
I breathed a sigh of relief when she said ” that’s him”. that’s all I could ever hope for in a painting, I will be sending her out three prints so his siblings can all have one too.
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