Steve was a huge fan of old blues music, knew a lot about the history, the styles and the individual musicians. He practically revered the tradition. He gifted this piece to me around 2014 (currently hanging in my dining area). When he gave it to me I asked, “Is that supposed to be Muddy Waters?” To me it actually looks quite a bit like him. Steve was insistent that it was definitely not a depiction of any known musician. But Muddy was possibly his favourite blues artist, so I’ve always continued to wonder . . .

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