As we all know, there is a strict policy against the unapproved use of cameras or video equipment in the stands, but that doesn’t mean your likeness is not being recorded without your knowledge!
Debbie Madden (mother of James) is taking an art course and has been whiling away the hours with endless sketches from the balcony of the Quays. This roving reporter caught her at her illicit activity and thought you’d all like to see the results.
Debbie says that she spends no more than a few minutes to produce the kind of sketches shown here, and indeed has to because people are always moving about. However, she revealed that she can do much more detailed work from photographs. Which got me wondering if anyone is after a truly unique portrait of their diver in action (using a sanctioned photo from a competition for example)?
Anyone interested, please contact me in the first instance and I’ll put you in contact with Debbie.