‘Dining Out’ by Beryl Cook  Read the story behind this painting here:

This picture was painted for the Portal Gallery’s Christmas show, on the theme of ‘Eat, Drink and Be Merry’ – which is exactly what is happening here. One of the revelers has overdone it rather and is lying under the table, but the others are still in full swing and enjoying the impromptu juggling exhibition. I too would enjoy seeing something like this but have not been so fortunate. I have, however, seen a pair of two-tone shoes emerging from beneath a table as the owner snored away the evening. Beryl Cook