This month BBC One shows the final series of Peaky Blinders.
Whether you love or hate the Shelby family, I've been captivated by their dramatic story from the inter-war years.
I always remembered my Grandad (Papa) as a work weary man in an old suit, so imagine my delight when I found an old suitcase of family photos from the 1920's and 30's - pictures of him as a young, sharply dressed man about town.
I've always loved painting and drawing how people wear heavy cloth like wool coats and tweed suits, so I used these photographs and images of pre-war movie stars as the inspiration for my 'Youth and Young Manhood' paintings.
At the same time I was working on these paintings, 'Peaky Blinders' was first broadcast on TV - the same era, the same clothes and a great storyline - even more inspiration for my collection!
To mark the final chapter of the Shelby family saga, we're offering a 10% saving on all "Peaky Blinders' inspired oil paintings, drawings and signed, limited edition prints - both online and in our Glasgow and Newcastle galleries - until 31 March 2022.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Youth and Young Manhood characters as I much as I have enjoyed painting and drawing them.