Spofforth artists celebrates Tour de France with cartoon series

Spofforth artist Peter Hesketh working on a cartoon series based around the Grand Depart.

Spofforth artist Peter Hesketh working on a cartoon series based around the Grand Depart.

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Making the most of his memories of all things French, a Spofforth-based artist is gearing up to the Tour de France with some original artwork and cartoons.

Peter Hesketh, who is a regular feature of the Wetherby cafe scene where he draws the people around him, first began his love affair with France when he met a young woman called Marie Louise Guilland while studying at the Harrogate Art School on a government grant of £4.50 a week.

The pair were then married for 58 years and regularly visited the country to see Marie Louise’s family, and Peter has now branched out from his usual artistic sketches and paintings with a series dedicated to the Tour de France.

 

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