AN artist has painted a striking portrait of Beatles legend John Lennon. Leigh-based artist Paul Karslake is currently exhibiting at Southend Central Library with a vivid Rolls Royce car door and the painting of Lennon, who would have been 73 this year.
He was inspired to paint the two pieces to mark the rock star’s role in music history. The car door is painted the same as Lennon’s psychedelic car which he bought in 1965 and shipped to America in 1970, when he moved there with Yoko Ono.
They rarely used it, but often lent it out for special occasions to rock stars such as the Rolling Stones, the Moody Blues and Bob Dylan.