A good number of years ago, I decided to paint some of my friends and have an exhibition - so these aren't commissioned portraits in the sense of being paid to produce them.  They're just done the way I wanted.  And some people didn't like their portraits.  But enough of them did buy their portraits, and bought paintings of their friends.  These are some of them, mostly the sold ones - the one who is no more than a baby here is now studying at The Slade...