Heard, Peter: Bingo
18in. x 15in.
oil on canvas

HGH comments: No less amongst funsters is Peter Heard. His main themes are the British High Street, the main road where the shopping is. This portrait of these two ladies is a really typical scenario for his sharp tongue to brush. These old ladies who go to a bingo party every week. Look what they look like, look how they are dressed — don’t you find it funny? All his paintings are a little bit like that.

He puts himself in every painting as some kind of joke, or part of the joke of the whole painting. Here he is the cashier.