I'm writing this post on 28th May, the day that Steve Strange (born Stephen John Harrington) would have turned 63 years old. I've just seen this Facebook post from his lovely sister Tanya Harrington in which she used my painting of Steve and it made me feel really proud. Tanya wrote this wonderful message to her brother "Happy heavenly birthday my handsome, have a fantastic birthday, I know you will!!! love and miss every minute of the day".
One Man on a Lonely Platform
Earlier this month I sent Tanya one of my canvas prints of my painting of Steve having seen that she had liked it on Facebook. I didn't ask for any money, it was a small gift and just my way of paying tribute to the great man whose music has brought me such joy in my life. It was an honour for me to be able to give my artwork to some who grew up with him, loved him and was extremely close to him. For me bringing happiness to people through my art is what really makes it so rewarding for me and it was a joy to see Tanya's reaction on the Facebook post below. She said "I'm so overwhelmed by the kind generosity of some people, I've got tears running down my face as I'm typing this, it is now in my possession, thank you so much ❤❤".
About Steve Strange
Stephen John Harrington (28 May 1959 – 12 February 2015), known professionally as Steve Strange, was a Welsh singer. From the late 1970s he was a nightclub host and promoter. He became famous as the leader of the new wave synth-pop group Visage, best known for their single "Fade to Grey", and was one of the most influential figures behind the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s.