The ArgusMayor of Worthing's picture perfect portrait did not cost a penny (From The Argus)

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Mayor of Worthing's picture perfect portrait did not cost a penny

The Argus: Mayor of Worthing's picture perfect portrait did not cost a penny Mayor of Worthing's picture perfect portrait did not cost a penny

One politician has proved you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a portrait done.

Several high-profile MPs are under the microscope for paying thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money commissioning official portraits of themselves.

But Worthing mayor Bob Smytherman has proudly displayed his portrait that he got for free.

Coun Smytherman commissioned local artist James Chasteauneuf to paint the piece for nothing.

It was unveiled at the Mayor’s carol service on December 9 and is now on display in the Mayor’s parlour.


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7:16am Fri 17 Jan 14

martnin says...

Regardless of how much it cost, you need to have an ego the size of a bus to want a picture of yourself (plus the missus and the dog) hanging in your place of work.
Regardless of how much it cost, you need to have an ego the size of a bus to want a picture of yourself (plus the missus and the dog) hanging in your place of work. martnin
  • Score: 5

8:21am Fri 17 Jan 14

Take it Personally says...

great picture!
great picture! Take it Personally
  • Score: 1

9:46am Fri 17 Jan 14

The Prophet of Doom says...

Looks like he rushed it.
Looks like he rushed it. The Prophet of Doom
  • Score: 2

9:48am Fri 17 Jan 14

Crystal Ball says...

Might just scrape through a CSE grade 4.
Might just scrape through a CSE grade 4. Crystal Ball
  • Score: 4

11:48am Fri 17 Jan 14

Ham Sandwich says...

Sorry, but it's hideous. The PR obsessed Mr Smytherman strikes again!
Sorry, but it's hideous. The PR obsessed Mr Smytherman strikes again! Ham Sandwich
  • Score: 8

12:16pm Fri 17 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

Ah the something for nothing brigade..
Ah the something for nothing brigade.. All 9 of me
  • Score: 4

12:59pm Fri 17 Jan 14

billy goat-gruff says...

Why would the artist do it for free?
Why would the artist do it for free? billy goat-gruff
  • Score: 4

1:22pm Fri 17 Jan 14

rolivan says...

You get nothing for nothing
You get nothing for nothing rolivan
  • Score: 1

1:23pm Fri 17 Jan 14

rolivan says...

You get nothing for nothing.
You get nothing for nothing. rolivan
  • Score: 1

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