This portrait Mr Giles I Henderson CBE, BCL, MA, the current Master of my Alma Mater was presented to the Pembroke College Art Collection on June 23, 2006. I studied Physics at Pembroke College from 1979 - 1982. The painting, an example of my collage portrayal approach to portraiture, captures many aspects of Gile's life, both personal and professional. Included in the painting are views of him working at his desk in his capacity as Master of Pembroke College, his beautiful dog Ellie, the college crest, the Pembroke Chapel Quad, his family on the occasion of being presented with the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II, and so on... Here are pictures from the unveiling of the painting in the Master's quarters during the Gaudy (alumni reunion) Tea Reception, June 23rd, 2006.
swooosh!! the cover comes off.... (photo by Kirsty)
The Master contemplates the painting.
Pembroke alumni Fiona Wailes-Fairburn, Kate Hall-Tipping and Member of Parliament Kevin Brennan discussing the painting.
The process of creating this painting took over 18 months. It started with a live portrait created in September, 2005, and completed in June 2006.
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