This is a graphite pencil sketch from an old black and white photo found in a library book of guitar legends. If my memory serves me well enough, his name was Gary Davis and he was as phenomenal as was possible in the late eighteen hundreds! Quite a cool looking dude for that time I thought.


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I’m a self-taught artist from the North of England and I like to inject a bit of humour wherever possible, whether it’s in my writing (see my poems), or my artwork.
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    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning portrait, Margaret !!
    your graphite works are brilliant !

  • Thanks George. You’re too kind!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool!! And your sketch is too!!! : )

  • Thank you JennyMac! Your comment is much appreciated.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Peter Allton
    Peter Alltonalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful drawing Margret, well done.

  • Thanks Peter for your kind comment.

    – Margaret Sanderson

    BLYTHARTalmost 5 years ago

    Blind Gary Davis (April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972). I read that his career was revitalised in the 1960s when he performed at the Newport Folk Festival on Rhode Island. This drawing is a marvellous tribute to him. Here’s a Group you could submit this to.

  • Thanks for that info Blythart. I’ll certainly do that!

    – Margaret Sanderson

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    Mariaan M Krog...about 4 years ago
  • Thank you Mariaan!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannabout 4 years ago

    Excellent piece of ARTWORK!!!
    This piece could go in our contest very, very well too…:)

  • Oh dear…which one to choose? Thanks Betty, I’ll have to think.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannabout 4 years ago

    Your beautiful painting is one of the TOP TEN finishers,
    in Impressionism Cafe’s “Musician(s) playing instrument(s)”
    Challenge, on June 23, 2010!!!

    your host, Elisabeta Hermann

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    Elisabeta Hermannabout 4 years ago

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  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 2 years ago
  • Thank you Shanghaiwu!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanalmost 2 years ago

    Please consider entering this work in our voucher challenge here
    If you have already entered something.. great! ONLY ONE DAY LEFT!!

  • Thanks Heather. I’ve done it!

    – Margaret Sanderson

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