"William and the crypt"
Oil on wood
40 x 30 cm
2012

Here is my portrait of William Walker (1869–1918). William Walker worked as a diver, the story of how he dived in the pitch dark, dirty, water filled crypt of Winchester Cathedral capture my imagination. He worked five days a week, 6 hours at a time, for over 6 years placing the concrete to fix the foundations and save the Cathedral from collapse.

 

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