I was invited to Dinner at Maria's, Maria runs a supper club through we fi fo and the people from Darwen have been going to Maria's for dinner for a few years now, she's no doubt heard many a story about Darwen and it's people!
I shared the evening with a group of people from Darwen as part of my research for the public art commission for Darwen Market square. The evening was lovely, the food was delicious and the folk I met were wonderful. I found out some great stories about the town and them.
During the evening I set up the camera and took each persons portrait which I then created a piece of artwork of each person from. The idea is that I can use these stories and portraits to develop ideas for the artwork for Darwen square.
Thank you Maria, Alan, Liz, Robert, James, Lorna, Luke, Nicola, Rachel, Shaun, Solomon, Alistair, Anne and Claire for spending the evening with me and sharing your stories and time.