You may have heard of 'er. She wasn't as good as Mike Yarwood or Joe Longthorn but she weren't half bad. I think Orville was her best one....or popular 80's DJ - Dave Lee Travis, (her massive beard may have helped there).
Anyway - she done painting too! In the 80's 'er work was well big and anyone what was anyone 'ad a Monet print or bedspread or letter writing set in their gaff. You probably know the water lilies one or 'er famous one of the Coneygere bridge.
What most people think is that she was well speccy and nearly blind and that's why 'er paintings got pretty cack.
She was one of the 0.0000003 % of the population what could see them magic eye pictures - and that's what she done!
She painted lots of different things in magic eye style so not many folk could see the filth she was painting.
Monet's celebrity mates - Russ Abbot, Syd Little, Olive from off of "On the buses", Arnold Shwassyneggi and that Des O'conner, to name but a few, were the subject of many a magic eye painting. Dirty beggars the lot of 'em....doin' all sorts of typical 80's showbiz stunts like drinking Dandelion and Burdock whilst only wearing fluorescent speedo's...and doing the Wham rap in a Choose life crop top whilst seductively unwrapping a Wham bar - it was some right sick stuff.
Makes me glad I'm one of the 0.9999997 % of the population who can't make head nor tail of them stupid mind warping abominations.
So....next time you're round your Aunt Doris' crib for Sunday tea - and she wheels out 'er Claudia Monet hostess trolley - think twice before picking up a French Fancy. You could be tweaking that sickly sweet delight right off of Des O'conner's heavily varnished torso! Perish the thought!
Next week - something else.