Roy Meats has developed a wonderful series of acrylic paintings and prints depicting the story of Frank, The Scarecrow, with each picture being named from the title of a song. Quirky, fun, colourful and always of delight to the eye.
The Story of Frank – The Start of Something BIG ?
In the beginning… Frank is a scarecrow from Gloucestershire. He was well looked after for years and was a happy scarecrow. Each winter he was brought in from the cold and was re-stuffed, had new clothes and then put back out in the Spring. This went on for years then suddenly it stopped. He was not brought in and the farm was being neglected, all because the farmer had become old and ill. The farmer was unable to look after the farm and had no one to help him. The farm became run down, fields were unploughed and became full of weeds.
There was no more need for a scarecrow.
Eventually, Frank was taken from the field and put against an old barn where he remained for years. One day a van arrived at the farm and Frank, along with all of the farmer’s belongings, was put in the van. The van set off and drove for hours before eventually it stopped and Frank and the farmer were somewhere on the coast !
The farm had been sold and the farmer had retired to the seaside. He had become too old to look after the farm. The farmer had always been a busy man and he could not get used to doing nothing all day. He decided to become a deckchair seller and for novelty would use Frank to advertise his deckchairs. This made Frank very happy as he now had a purpose…..