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Matthew is delighted that his painting of Tony Gayle "Portrait of a Cafe Manager", has been accepted into the New Art Exchange Open 2023.

The original painting is 90cm x 60cm, painted in oil and acrylic on plywood.

Tony Gayle is the larger than life manager of the Café in Beeston Marina. Tony takes hospitality to a new level, you are always guaranteed a warm welcome from Tony.

Tony has a suprising passion for local history, especially concerning William Thompson aka “Bendigo”, (11th Oct, 1811, -  23rd Aug, 1880) Bendigo was an bare-knuckle boxer who became a Methodist evangelist. He lived on Wollaton Rd in Beeston in his retirement.

Limited Edition Prints are available of this painting. If you are interested in buying one please click here.

A portrait of tony gayle with tony and the artist matthew lyons
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