Diary: PR man displays likeness of an oily character

Stephen Lock, head of public affairs at Ludgate Communications, tried his hand at self-publicity last Thursday. He invited friends and colleagues to an ’informal drinks reception’ to celebrate the unveiling of two portraits of himself.

Stephen Lock, head of public affairs at Ludgate Communications,

tried his hand at self-publicity last Thursday. He invited friends and

colleagues to an ’informal drinks reception’ to celebrate the unveiling

of two portraits of himself.



The charming studies were due to be unveiled at the Rendezvous Bar, next

to Ludgate’s offices in Charterhouse Street, but a last-minute flood and

subsequent electrical short circuit meant that guests had to be

redirected to the less alluring ground floor of Ludgate’s offices.



Lock, a self-confessed art enthusiast, told PR Week the main reason

behind the portraits was ’to see how other people see me. It doesn’t

make me look like Brad Pitt, but it’s definitely me,’ he admits.



Perhaps worryingly for Lock, the South African artist Alan St Clair

reports he had to buy extra tubes of green and purple paint to finish

his face.



Those art lovers who did not manage to make the drinks party will be

able to see the oil painting of Lock at the Royal Society of Painters

annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in Carlton House Terrace.



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