THE COOKHAM JUBILEE COLLECTION
In celebration of the Queen's golden jubilee, Timmy painted a collection of portraits of faces from around his home village of Cookham. Click on the thumbnail to view the large picture including some information about the subject...Can you spot some famous faces amongst them?
But first an introduction from the man himself...Timmy Mallett
It was in January 2002, coming back from Countrystore, that Lynda announced "there's going to be a marquee on Moor for the Queen's Jubilee and they want one of your paintings to put up there, something to do with Cookham."
Painting Cookham is easy. There's almost a timeless quality to the three parts of Cookham. The Dean which is proud of its cherry picking heritage and secret winding lanes, the Village with the beautiful river and the Stanley Spencer gallery; and the Rise, stuck in the middle which couldn't give a monkeys and just gets on with it!
But the thing about the Jubilee is that it is a particular moment in time. There's a here and now feeling about it, and it seems to me a fascinating challenge to take a snapshot of Cookham in 2002. Except that this snapshot would not be with a happy snappy but with paints.
I want to thank all the kind Cookhamites who have trusted me with capturing something of their likeness on canvas. It's intended as a small snapshot of our lovely village with young and old, shopkeepers, tradespeople, schoolkids, retirees, and some famous faces and others less well known of Cookham, all with a story to tell. If you don't recognise some - that's probably my fault! Any list is of course purely personal and I'm very sorry if I've left out the really obvious person that you wanted to see here.
Please take it for what it is - an opportunity to celebrate a national occasion, by meeting some of our delightful neighbours.
Now why not take part in our special quiz about the paintings? Click here to see the questions, but remember - it's just for fun!Many of the paintings have been auctioned and the proceeds are going to local Cookham charities. Among those to benefit are the Cookham Youth project and Pinder Hall. Read more about it here
What do you think of the paintings? Are you in one of them? Which is your fave? Click here to sign our guestbook.
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