Mystery painting sought ten years on

Peter Ruddick is trying to find out what happened to the painting, sold in Chichester in 2005.
Peter Ruddick is trying to find out what happened to the painting, sold in Chichester in 2005.

Somewhere, most likely in Chichester, is a painting of Peter Ruddick.

The 30-year-old once sat as the muse to his then girlfriend’s artistic talent, and she did a painting of him in Sixth Form for her A-Level art piece.

It was selected for exhibition at the Minerva Theatre in 2005, but unbeknown to the artist, it was a for-sale show, and the painting sold to a Chichester lady.

More than ten years on, Peter is trying to track down the artwork.

“When it got sold we were getting ready to go to university, I don’t really think we really thought about it much, but it’s strange that someone would buy a painting of someone they’ve never met,” he said.

“I’m more just interested to know where it is.”

The large painting (pictured) by Laura Snoad sold for a few hundred pounds at the show, and Peter is hoping it’s been kept through the years.

“I just thought it would be good to get an answer, even if the answer is that nobody knows,” he said.

Do you have this painting, or know what happened to it? Comment below or get in touch at news@chiobserver.co.uk

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