Andrew Marr discovers the untold story of Winston Churchill's lifelong love for painting and reveals the surprising ways in which his private hobby helped shape his public career as politician and statesman, even playing an unexpected part in his role as wartime leader. Marr is himself a committed amateur painter and art has played an important role in his recovery from a serious stroke in 2013. His fascination with the healing powers of art fuels a journey that opens a new perspective on one of Britain's most famous men.
Filmed during a recent workshop he conducted at Liliedahl Fine Art Studio, Robert Johnson gives a tour de force performance of his elegant, classic painting style. Taken to completion, the painting demonstration provides the student of oil painting with a complete understanding of how a painting is conceived, blocked-in, and painted from beginning to end. If you are a painter aspiring to paint roses (or any still-life subject), this video is a must see!