Meeting Rik, Memories of Rik Mayall, Working with Rik

Artist Adam Green paints Rik

Meet Adam Green, Adam is an artist and in 1999/2000 he painted a portrait for Rik.

“It was so great to meet him on his farm and really surreal. I always remember my initial meeting. His smiling face and piercing eyes as I found him in the fields clearing some bracken.

I got to spend a couple of hours with him and I took lots of pictures. Three images of which made it into the portrait. He was so friendly and helpful. It was great fun.

I then went away and painted the picture, had it shipped down to Devon and then went and unpacked it for him.

I think he really liked it as he burst out laughing when he first saw it.”

Here are some of the wonderful unseen photographs Adam took of Rik that day.

You can follow and see more of Adam’s work on Instagram (adamgreenart)

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