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
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.