MR GENG ZHAO JIE

Portrait of Mr Geng Zhao Jie

Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches, 2001

Portrait unveiling

The offcial unveiling in Beijing

This painting of the head of the Chinese automobile industry was unveiled at a ceremony in Beijing with the Deputy Premier of China in attendance.

At this rather grand occasion, I thought that I must have been mistaken for Tony Blair, due to the amount of fuss and fanfare. Of course, it was just China doing things properly, which they are brilliant at doing, and the portrait was a huge success.