The painting Determination portrays a Northern Soul dancer in the half light dancing to the track Determination by Dean Parrish.
Dean Parrish recorded one of the most famous tracks ever played at Wigan Casino I’m On My Way. Originally a recording artist for only 3 years in the 1960’s, Parish was dubbed in the BBC documentary I’m On My Way – The Dean Parrish Story (Broadcast on Saturday 12 January 2008) as “The Northern Soul star who sold over one million records, but barely received a penny for his work.”
This painting by David Barrow is almost a homage to the artists who once upon a time were determined to make an impression on the music industry. The many lost hero’s of music who often slipped away never aware of their fame on this side of the Atlantic. To them the scene owes so much.
Signed by David Barrow