Code: P19

This painting of Sue strumming away is quite an eye catching piece and comes to life as a result of the vibrant use of colour. It is an interesting painting to say the least. It appears to have been painted on thick paper.

It is inscribed to the verso ‘My friend Sue.’ The number 72 is written beside the inscription which is the date of the painting, no doubt.

There are large areas of craquelure particulry to the blue sky and Sue’s white top. There are numerous waves in the paper. The frame has several scuff marks also.

DIMENSIONS: H:90cm(35.43in) W:67cm(26.37) D:2cm(0.78cm)


The artist Tich Herald was interviewed by writer Dominic Joyeux whose caption on You Tube reads:

“Tich was a Bedford artist whose life burnt bright for a short while. I can’t confirm this but am pretty sure he passed away in the 1990s. We filmed him in 1988 in two parts. The first was filmed while he and his team were packing away an exhibition he had staged at Bedford School – hence the noise is off. Then the second part was shot in his studio flat in St Mary’s Street near the Embankment. Perhaps unusually for an artist, Tich sold a considerable number of paintings – over a hundred before this was filmed when he had turned 30. As there is very little about him online here’s a mini-retrospective of his work”

It is clear from watching his interview and reading the online comments from his friends how tormented he was and yet he makes reference to pricing some paintings at five thousand pounds. In addition, having sold over 100 hundred paintings before he turned 30, one wonders what accolades would have been bestowed upon him today.