"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, October 03, 2008

B. Terry Aspin the artist

Since Keith's father died, two years ago, most of his personal stuff has been stored but now Keith has decided that some of it should be sold. As well as being a published author on model engineering and foundry work for the amateur, Terry built scale steam locomotives from scratch and spent hours following this interest in his workshop next to the house. As well as that, he was a gifted artist. In the sixties, he did a lot of the illustration work for many of the comics published by D.C. Thompson, of Dandy and Beano fame. It seems strange to think that comics like School Friend and Girl's Crystal, which I bought and read avidly every week, were illustrated by him and Keith still has some of the original drawings.
But there's more. He also painted in oils. Keith has most of his paintings and recently decided to put some of them on Ebay to see whether they sell. So, you never know, B. Terry Aspin could be the latest 'must have' in art circles - people could soon be flocking to own one of his paintings. Remember, you saw it here first!

1 comment:

Steve said...


I'd be very interested to learn more about Terry's career in comics. Perhaps you could drop me a line at...

steve AT uworldst.demon.co.uk

It would be most appreciated.




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