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Humphrey Ocean: My journey from punk to painter

Humphrey Ocean RA on his journey from the punk band Kilburn and the High Roads to his first love, painting. Humphrey was taught painting by Ian Dury at the Canterbury School of Art and Ian was the lead singer in the band. He is now an award-winning artist who has painted the portraits of both Paul McCartney and Philip Larkin. This piece was broadcast as part of our celebrations of 250 years of the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Humphrey Ocean
Featured Artist Ian Dury
Featured Artist Kilburn and The High Roads
Featured Artist Paul McCartney

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