Rik Mayall, Portrait of a Clown
Richard Michael Mayall was an English actor, comedian and writer. Mayall formed a close partnership with Ade Edmondson while they were students at Manchester University and was a pioneer of alternative comedy in the 1980s. This is a Watercolor painting from an original photograph I shot of Rik Mayall on November 1991. I was a photography student when Rik invited me into his dressing room at the Queen’s Theatre. It was during his run as Vladimir in Waiting for Godot, with Ade Edmondson and Chris Ryan.