Martin Elliot Tennis Girl Photographer & Nice Guy

A few weeks ago I received an email from Martin Elliot, Tennis Girl Elliot Joe Hendry the photographer of “Tennis Girl”. It simply said “My compliments”. I easily get star struck and this poster is legendary for me. I remember it always being in the poster browser in John Menzies for what seemed like most of the seventies when I was a kid.

I wrote back to Martin who asked for a copy of my Andy Murray bum painting which seemed to appear everywhere during the summer of 2009. Martin replied “I would like it for my scrapbook – I’ll fit you in between the Ricky Gervais and Frank Skinner versions!”

So, off my print went and today I received a signed print back from Martin. What a guy, I am so chuffed.andy-murray-tennis-art2 All this came about during working on paintings for my ArtDeCaf(now Braewell Galleries) solo show last June. The painting had been very serious an in a minute of lightheartedness “New Balls Please” was born.

Anyway, it’s on with the more serious painting in the studio at the moment but I won’t forget my homage to Andy Murray or the smile it seems to have brought to so many peoples faces. Just as Martin’s print has brought to mine.

One Response to “Martin Elliot Tennis Girl Photographer & Nice Guy”

  1. Mike Boots Says:

    I was a childhood friend of Martin’s.

    I was scanning some old photos of Martin Elliot onto my computer and thought I’d eMail them to him but having lost all of my numbers a while ago, I Google’d him, only to read the sad news. I’d like to ask Noelle if she’d like them but I have no eMail address for her.

    Hope you might be able to help



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