There are only a few days left to wait before our Eric returns home. And with the grand re-unveiling of the Eric Morecambe statue set for December 11, there has never been a more appropriate time to own a permanent souvenir of our favourite son.
Artist Chas Jacobs has the perfect tribute to Eric and we are delighted to give you, the Visitor readers, the chance to own it.
This original signed print of the Eric Morecambe statue, with a winter wonderland backdrop, has been created in Chas’ own distinctive style.
Christmas card versions of the scene can also be bought at the artist’s annual exhibition at the Ashton Memorial, Williamson Park, Lancaster, this weekend (December 6 and 7).
Admission is free from 11am to 4pm both days.
Many of Chas’ paintings and prints will be on sale.
Chas has been producing images which reflect the region for over 15 years. Having always lived in the area, Chas manages to add a very local feel to the scenes he produces.
He draws his inspiration from the towns and landscapes of the North West including Morecambe Bay, the Forest of Bowland and the Lake District in Cumbria as well as from his holidays in Devon, particularly Dartmouth, where his interest in boats, the sea and harbours are reflected in his work.
Strong primary colours, fluffy white clouds and often multi-coloured balloons make the paintings instantly recognisable and fun. If you look carefully, you will sometimes find his springer spaniel, Rags, in the paintings.
To have a chance of winning a signed print of the Eric Morecambe statue scene, answer the following question.
What is the name of Chas Jacobs’ springer spaniel who sometimes appears in his paintings?
Write your answer on a piece of paper or card, include your name and address and daytime telephone number, and send it to Chas Jacobs Competition, The Visitor, 41 Northgate, White Lund Industrial Estate, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA3 3PA.
The closing date is next Monday, December 8.
Only one entry per household will be accepted.