Artist Georgina Flood, who is known for her many Beatles portraits, told Beatles Examiner she recalled the reactions to the first of her Beatles drawings that she posted on Facebook. It was a drawing of Paul McCartney taken from his “Fool om the Hill” days that she posted it in 2010. At the time it was unfinished.
“It was the very first portrait I ever posted on Facebook,” she said. “I called it 'The Fool.' It has been so popular and if you read through the comments and shares you will see where all this began. I took a photo on my phone of the unfinished piece. I hadn't drawn for 10 years before that and just took a chance on posting it on my wall back in 2010. It got a great response. It's funny to read back all the comments.”
“Such soul in the eyes, reminds me of someone in my thoughts right now,” one commenter wrote. “Simply lovely,” said another.
Flood, who recently finished the McCartney portrait which you can see on this page, also has done many other Beatles portraits. She is the also resident artist for Abbey Road on the River this year. Her work was featured during the recent event over the Memorial Day weekend that was headlined by the Beach Boys and John Sebastian.
Flood's other recent work includes the revised cover for Judith Furedi's book “John Lennon: In Their Own Write.” "The book is a second edition with new color cover art," Furedi said. "People were asking me for the color cover," she said, and she chose Flood to do the artwork.