It was a tremendous week and a great honour to be given the opportunity to paint at one of the best golf clubs in the world. I was commissioned by the Emirates Golf club to produce a painting commemorating their 25 th anniversary which is a terrific accolade. In the end they bought this painting. I titled it Emirates 25. It has the iconic structure of the clubhouse and also I have tried to capture the atmosphere of the week and the day. It was painted live in front of the clubhouse and the atmosphere is just terrific. Ross Mcconnell deserves a special mention as he was terrific all week. Ross who has caddied all over the world with Ross Bain a pro golfer of 14 years, knows the course and the game inside out and was an encyclopedia of knowledge throughout the whole week.
The painting shows Stephen Gallacher the eventual winner of the tournament and also the first player ever to defend his title at the prestigious competition. The painting depicts him walking to the first tee and also makes special references to the 25th Anniversary of the tournament thoughout.