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Phil Tufnell’s cats go on display

Cricketer turned artist sees work on display at Brunswick Centre

17 July, 2020

The former England international at work

FORMER England cricketer Phil Tufnell has put his artwork on display near Russell Square after taking up abstract painting away from the game.

The Brunswick Gallery at the Brunswick Centre is showcasing his Tuff Cat creations, a character based on one of his sporting nicknames: The Cat. Mr Tufnell, who has starred on A Question Of Sport and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, said: “I love art. In fact it’s a close call between art and cricket.”

Two of Mr Tufnell’s artworks

He added that his “studio” was full of spray paint cans. He has signed a limited number of prints being sold at the gallery.

John Themis, director of the Brunswick Gallery, said: “Phil’s art is absolutely incredible. “He is an extremely successful and skilled man and we are thrilled his art is now available for purchase in our gallery. I urge everyone to come down and see his pieces – Tuff Cat is going to be quite an iconic character and I am really excited to see his future creations too.”

Also available to see or buy in the gallery is a sculpture of Mr Tufnell’s hand holding a cricket ball by artist Steven Kettle.

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