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The Mayflower Blank

Plymouth and government bureaucracy got involved and killed our project.
A few years astern some far sighted Plymouthians approached me with a far sighted proposal.
The Mayflower & Plymouth bureaucracy, a blank canvas
This in part because I’ve lived in Plymouth for over 25 years, they know my work and reputation,
A series of large paintings to be VIP gifts during Mayflower 400 in 2020.
I produced a series of concept sketches.
See ‘The Mayflower‘ page
Any one or all of the concept sketches shown there, could be developed into an impressive painting.

Excuses varied widely.
The funniest was, were it not so sadly short sighted, after 2 years of delay and officialdom procrastination I was told the department had never heard of me or the proposal.
“We have no plan for commemorative paintings, if we had they work would be put out to tender”. 
That really made me smile.
If you want the best you don’t go out to tender.
You want a Rolls Royce or an Aston Martin?
Do ask Morgan or Lexus to quote?
Good though their products are, they are not Rolls Royce or Aston Martin and fortunately I don’t need the hassle of tendering.

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