Old Cliff Face by Pete Katz


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Prime Minister Thornton led Britain for 4 of its’ arguably finest years. He had vision, compassion and honour. But he was a terrible worrier. He became affectionately known as ‘old cliff face’ due to the deep lines forever present on his brow. Even when the Country was at its’ peak, old cliff face would most often be found in his favourite chair next to the window overlooking Westminster, but he rarely enjoyed the view. His secretary would bring him tea every day. And every day she would ask him what worried him. You would expect him to possibly say the frightening progression of technology, or the increasing cost of coal or perhaps mention the war with the Russians. But old cliff face would always look up at her smiling and say; ‘Oh the usual Margaret. That damned greenfly thats attacking my poor roses’.


  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 6 years ago

    Truly stunning my friend- you ROCK the steampunk stylee x

  • Thanks so much Anita me dear. So kind as always. x

    – Pete Katz

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    incredible detail Pete, such great skill

  • Thanks a lot for the high praise Karin and for popping back again. :)

    – Pete Katz

  • sketchbook
    sketchbookabout 6 years ago

    this amazing work deserves a crown!

  • Thank you very much Sketchbook. Id settle for a flat cap :)

    – Pete Katz

  • WinonaCookie
    WinonaCookiealmost 6 years ago

    amazing steampunk illustration.

  • Thanks a lot Winona :)

    – Pete Katz

  • penspapers
    penspapersalmost 6 years ago

    Wow…great image…
    I’ve never heard of “steampunk.” I think I must have been braindead during that era. So now I get to see your wonderful AND learn something!
    Nice :)

  • Thanks for the compliment! Im glad to be the one to introduce you to steampunk :)
    I think your work is great also.

    – Pete Katz

  • jemimalovesbigted
    jemimalovesbigtedover 5 years ago

    your details are incredible. love your work. beautiful and full of story.

  • Lynette K.
    Lynette K.over 5 years ago

    Loving the details and feeling of this piece…great little story btw to go with it…bugs attcking the roses. ;)

  • FritzFitton
    FritzFittonover 5 years ago

    Love this Stuff! Fritz Fitton, Fremantle West Australia (via Whitby)

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 5 years ago

    excellent drawing! so classic. lisa

  • eleni dreamel
    eleni dreamelabout 4 years ago

    beautiful art!

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