Simeon Stafford, ‘Punch & Judy, Blackpool’, 2010, White Court Art

It’s holiday season on a Blackpool Beach in Northern England and the Punch & Judy man has set up his booth in readiness for the next show. With the landmark Blackpool tower and pleasure beach amusement park in the background the sun is shining, the donkeys are giving the children rides and there is a wonderful carefree atmosphere in this picture. Stafford has included himself in this painting and it’s easy to imagine him as a small boy going to Blackpool with his parents and siblings. Riding the Donkeys and enjoying all the fun of the sea-side.

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