Last Friday evening took us on a rare trip away from Brighton. We went to Salisbury for the official opening of Artist Tom Walker's 'Snooker in the Frame' exhibition at the studios of Trinity Photography in the city's Trinity Street.
Some of you may have seen Tom's TV regular appearances at UK and World Snooker Championships over the last few years. He has completed his target of 147 snooker related pastel works. The subjects vary from pure snooker studies to word plays on snooker terminology to homages to great artists with a snooker twist. Most are very witty if not downright hilarious, a few are a bit more serious but all are carefully observed and include the colours associated with the balls and the beize.
The Salisbury exhibition, which had previously been shown complete for the first time at Sheffield's World Championship last month, does not include every piece, but those not present are represented in print form. The opening was crowded, due partly, no doubt, to the presence of Steve Davis, who did the honours of launching the show.
For those of you unable to visit the show which continues until 5th June, I urge you to visit Tom's website to sample some of its delights. Those of you who can get along, please don't miss the opportunity - you'll be glad you went. Besides a number of originals still available for purchase [many at the price of £147], there are prints of the whole set available in various sizes and a limited edition book showing all 147 in full colour.
Being somewhat biased having been the artist's friend for over 30 years I refer you to Global Snooker . Com for more critical review than I might present!
Find the location of Trinity Photography and more details of the exhibition by visiting http://www.trinity-photography.co.uk/