Doctor Who fan pays art tribute in Leamington exhibition

Kevin Parrish's Discovering Doctor Who exhibition.
Kevin Parrish's Discovering Doctor Who exhibition.

Science fiction fan and Leamington artist Kevin Parrish has created an original collection of oil paintings and sketches to pay tribute to the Doctor Who books and television series.

Discovering Doctor Who - inspired by the 50th anniversary of the programme and the recent discovery of lost Patrick Troughton episodes - is on at Kevin’s studio in Old Milverton until November 23.

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An avid follower of both the books and the television series and recordings since childhood, Kevin remembers that he was frightened when watching the programmes as a child, but so drawn to them that he would continue to watch through the gap in the door frame of his lounge at home.

His latest piece of original artwork is a portrait of Peter Capaldi, to celebrate the announcement of the 12th Doctor this year.

Kevin has also recently created a portrait image that imagines a visit by tennis stars Fred Perry and Andy Murray, Wimbledon champions in 1936 and 2013 respectively, to Leamington Lawn Tennis Club - the first ever lawn tennis club which was founded by Major Harry Gem and Augurio Perera in 1872.

The club was first founded near the Manor House Hotel opposite Perera’s home at Avenue Road in Leamington, before moving to St Marks Road and then onto its current location at Guy’s Cliffe Road in Milverton.

Anyone who would like to see Kevin’s Discovering Doctor Who exhibition is asked to arrange an appointment for some time between 10am and 4pm from Monday to Saturday by calling him on 332708 or email parrish@quicknetuk.com

Doctor Who jigsaw puzzles made by KD Sales and Marketing Ltd and featuring images by Kevin are available to buy.

To see more of his work, visit www.kevinparrish.co.uk