Fine Art Course students
:Loughborough Art College 1970-73.
These images were taken primarily as source material for my paintings , but
I also felt the need to document what was going on in this rather weird and wacky
world of the Art College . I suppose my need to document things was evident even
then. These are by no means great photos technically, but they are the only record
I have of that part of my life and I would dearly love to know what has happened
to these folks , as they were a great bunch. Anyone with any idea of where they
might live now , let me know, I'd like to know if they are still breathing and
what directions their lives have taken . email
Dave Gregory - ( r) and I, shot
in the grounds of an abandoned mansion one wild and wacky pm in Loughborough.
I now know that Dave is
still alive and well, he is a fabulous character. .
He was of Maltese origin
,his father had diplomatic connections and resided in Cheltenham
Brian Smith the younger doing some very silly
things with two bricks outside a carpark in Leicester. He used to appropriate
garden gnomes when he lived in East Anglia , but he soon outgrew this
practice in favour of rubbing bricks together in the vain hope of starting
a campfire in a pile of sand .
Last heard of running
a farm in West Wales.
Paddy Smith acting
very strangely in our palatial studio.
Attended public school
in Leamington Spa.
His parents ran a pub in Morton on the Marsh, last heard of living
in a cottage down that way . Paddy was one in a million. One in a million
of what I cannot say but definitely unique .
An icon of the Scooter
set in the 80s and beyond, Paddy is now frightening the French in a
medieval barn and rescuing neglected gallic dogs . Good on yer Smiffy
Loughborough College of Art snaps.