We all have childhood heroes, and mine was the engaging presenter of a children’s art show, Mark Speight. He made art seem like so much fun, and it was a dark day when he took his own life after his fiancée’s death. Plus, he was a lefty, like myself, proving we lefties have the ability to draw pretty things.
Either way, he was part of a perhaps not-so-unusual sibset:
Mark Warwick Fordham
His grandparents are the delightfully named: Leonard George and Evelyn Ada. His parents are Oliver Warwick and Jacqueline Fordham.