It’s hard to imagine such a well respected person such as David Hockney having such a small minded view with regard to smoking. He’s obsessed with the rights of smokers to the point of calling non-smokers ‘mean-spirited’ and has taken on the mantle of grumpy-old-man His angry rants at non-smokers include complaining to the NHS for banning smoking in the buildings and grounds. Grow-up Mr Hockney, you’re living in the dark ages.
My painting of him defiantly smoking is a change in style for me. I painted this completely upside down focussing on colour and line trying hard not to be so obsessed with detail.