Shaftesbury Life Portraits – Jon Corry Paints Rob Neely

In our new ‘Shaftesbury Life Portraits’ series, Enmore Green artist Jon Corry chats with a well-known resident and shares the stories of their life, so far. And during the conversation, Jon paints his guest.

Today, Jon meets Dorset Store co-owner and Shaftesbury Fringe co-chairman Rob Neely.

Rob shares stories of his incredible experiences in the 1960s in the United States. He supported LGBT friends during violent clashes in New York, hid in a Picasso sculpture to avoid rioters and turned down a ticket to Woodstock!

Jon Corry’s painting of Rob Neely

Back home, Rob mingled with some big names from the 70’s music scene.