AS the summer sun streamed into the upstairs lounge in Windsor Park, the 12 paintings of legendary footballer George Best were on display for the many guests to enjoy.
Artist Deepa Mann-Kler captured a series of snapshots in oil on canvas of Best at different stages of his soccer career. The paintings were action shots on Best or faces with his unmistakable iconic eyes peering from the canvas.
Deepa first got the idea of doing a series of painting of the football hero when after she took up her position as Artist in Residence with the theatre company run by Belfast playright Martin Lych who wrote the musical drama about George Best called “Dancing Shoes”.
The exhibtion will be on exhibition at the various theatres where the paintings will be shown and will also take pride of place at a show in the Manchester United Museum in Old Trafford.
Deepa has received the support of the George Best Foundation, the IFA and has used sources such as thge Michael Parkinson’s biography to get to grips with socer’s greatest character… and footballer.
The paintings that are all for sale will also be available in a series of limited prints through the exhibitions accompanying the play on its tour.
Dancing Shoes & The George Best Art Exhibition continues at the
Grand Opera House, Belfast 4-27thAugust.
Paintings are available for sale and there are
5 limited edition prints available to order
For all enquiries during this period telephone
Grand Opera House, 028 90 240411.