Nick Reynolds, Alabama 3 singer/musician and son of Great Train robber Bruce Reynolds, will be displaying art and performing at the opening of a new exhibition in Margate next month.
Nick, who served in the Falklands War as a Royal Navy diver and electronic weapons engineer, is the UK’s foremost creator of Death Masks.
He will be showing his work at Art From Another Place at the Stretch Outsider Art Gallery in The Centre.
The exhibition on February 9, from 7pm to 11pm, also features Edward Rose – who recently exhibited alongside Nick at Arthouse Gallery in Eaton Hill – Barbara Antinoro, Thanet’s Rebekah Sunshine, Kevin King and Giles Evers.
Live music will be performed by Nick and Joe Wilkes plus a DJ set from Richard Epps,
The gallery is managed by dad-of-five Dean Stalham who had his own brush with the law involving the theft a £6 million art haul consisting of four Andy Warhols, 13 Chegalls, 33 Dalis and two Cindy Shermans.
The 55-year-old served three-and-a-half years for handling the art after buying it in a dodgy deal at a house in Belgravia for a knockdown price
During his sentence he began painting and writing and is now an artist and writer with works including six plays, scripts for soap series Eastenders. He also founded the Art Saves Lives charity and Debarred Theatre and now works with Stretch, a charity delivering art programmes to those who are ex-prisoners, homeless, mental health groups and young people in care. Projects can cover visual arts, museums, photography, creative writing and media skills.
The charity works with people to make their voice heard in order to dispel myths and stereotypes and create positive change.
Find out more about Stretch at www.stretch-charity.org