I was delighted when my clients approached me with the offer of a second commission; the first being around nine years ago when I painted their son rowing on the Severn at Worcester, a view I knew well.

Their second request was however slightly more demanding as the extract from their email shows.

After finishing at King's Johnathan moved to the US and studied at Harvard before graduating and taking up his first job in New York.

He has recently changed jobs and now lives in San Francisco from where his fiance and family live.

Johnathan rowed for the for years he was at Harvard where it continued to be a big part of his life.