Sunday May 31, 2020

How poverty produced true panache and poise

Belfast artist Colin Middleton had fallen on hard times when he painted the exquisite Judy, which is now on offer at Adam’s latest sale

18th March, 2018
Country Cart by Daniel O’Neill

Hard times can sometimes have a way of firing up creativity. A case in point could be a painting entitled Judy, executed by Colin Middleton in 1954. He appeared to be on a roll, having had a two-man show with Daniel O’Neill in London, and a major retrospective in Belfast to look forward to in the autumn. But art wasn’t paying. His relationship with his mentor Victor Waddington was at breaking point, and he was...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 5 months ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago