I have blogged before regarding Brian Jamison - a family friend as well as an old school friend. We keep in touch regularly regarding family, history, music or art, Brian of course is a very talented artist from the famous townland of Ballywatticock on the outskirts of Newtownards, Co. Down.
The first Lambeg Drum Brian painted was my drum 'Prudence' seen here in drum 2, following that he painted Eric Cully's drum 'Aul Samuel' seen here in drum 3 and more recently Brian painted 'The Whitla's' drum from Conlig - see here in drum 1.
Brian as mentioned is a very talented artist, a great eye for detail. He is currently painting a new drum for Eric Cully - from Portavogie. Eric had a very sad family tragedy 2 years ago and the painting will reflect the tragedy. Brian is the right man to paint the drum as he will create another masterpiece but also paint the drum with compassion and care - You will have to wait to see how it turns out, provided Eric permits the drum to be photographed!
As you can I'm sure tell every drum has a story to tell.