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Now he set to work, a spotted neckerchief at his throat, his umbrella - which concealed a two-foot swordstick blade for protection on his many travels at home and abroad in search of landscapes to paint - at his feet.
He squeezed the lumps of colour through his fingers and smeared them on to the canvas, tearing, scratching and moulding the blues, reds and yellows into a chaotic mass of colour with his knife, scarcely bothering with a brush.
Margate Civic Society began fundraising 18 months ago and has amassed £12,000 for the project. It is hoped the repair will be completed by 24 May to commemorate the date of Queen Victoria's birthday.
Wearing a grubby frock coat spattered with paint and a battered stovepipe hat perched on his head, the artist, a short and portly pug-faced gentleman going on 60, stepped up on to a bench and confronted the largely blank canvas hanging in a frame on the exhibition room wall.
Restoration work on an iconic clock tower timeball is due to start after funds were raised for its repair.
On April 10 he was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
A sneering sex attacker - who mocked his terrified victim - has been jailed for 16 years for historic sex crimes.
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He worked away without a break, his eyes leaving the canvas only for an instant when he stooped to pick up another vial of colour.