The other week they were up and he brought me the picture. He is fine and well, I did ask if there was something he hadn't told me!! Here it is:
It's a lithograph by the artist Alan Stones and it is called Bluefaced Leicester. A Bluefaced Leicester is the breed of sheep. None of the farmers in the photo look like my dad, my dad isn't even a farmer; BUT his heart is in farming.
I had it reframed and new matting put on it, as it had seen better days, also back in the early 80's they didn't use UV rated glass and it had faded the print.
The artist Alan Stones is well known in Cumbria, and we used to live next door to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stones, Joan and Bill; both have since passed on, but have very fond memories of them.
If you check out his website he has many different types of mediums he uses. I love the farming ones, as it reminds me of where we lived in Britain, but it's not to everyone's taste.
The picture is now hanging in our bedroom, so I can see it every morning when I wake up.