Russell Haines
I am a full time artist specialising in large scale portraits showcasing the diverse communities in Gloucester I became an artist late in life after suffering a brain stem stroke and undergoing art therapy. Since then I have had several solo large scale exhibitions in Gloucester in venues across the city such as the Cathedral and nationally in places as diverse as The House of Lords and The Tower of London. During the 2015 rugby world cup I produced a huge cross city art exhibition of former and current Gloucester Rugby players. Currently I have an exhibition called 'Tales from a city' in Gloucester Leisure Centre that includes portraits of many diverse local people.


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