French Legion of Honor – Sid McLean


Simply amazing to see that medal up close, even more amazing to see and  meet the recipient – Sid McLean.  Last evening, I had the honour of being invited by Wes, Sid’s son, to attend the presentation of the French Legion of Honor Medal and Knighthood  to his dad.  It was incredible, not only to be present at the ceremony, but to witness Sid’s family and friends’ reaction as this humble man received such a prestigious  award.  To see the 90-plus-year-old hero stand at attention as his record was read  – a commando, survivor of D-day, Vimy and countless other battles – a true hero  indeed.


Pam’s House


A very quick sketch of our next door neighbour and great friend Pam’s house  – the house is in white brick – difficult to get the tone right – especially after a couple of rums.  A 12 x 12″ pencil sketch on pressed board.  Merry Christmas Pam.