The Outsider


"Waiting for the 3:30 to come home is a long shot from today’s glamorous ads showing mates laughing, sat in the pub placing celebrity endorsed bets on their phones. No need to hide behind frosted glass under the cloak of secrecy. It’s just a bit of fun...until it’s not." - Pete Mckee

Curatorial Note

Created for Pete's 2022 Don't Adjust Your Mindset exhibition this painting is a self-portrait of Pete as a young boy. To date, this is only the second self-portrait the artist has exhibited. Pete draws on childhood memories of waiting outside a bookies whilst his dad placed a bet on the horses. The work was inspired by the artist’s reflections on how today’s betting industry glamourises gambling. Adverts online and on TV often employ celebrities to endorse their products.

“Although making your child wait outside a betting shop while you go in exposes them to gambling on some level, in many ways today’s betting culture is much more damaging [...] it seems to pervade our lives in a far more insidious way.”

Product Options:

This image is available as an art print, produced on high-quality paper and available unframed or framed. This image is also available on canvas.

Unframed art print*
Small print: 40cm x 56cm
Large print: 50cm x 70cm

*Dimensions include a white border that surrounds the image and measures approximately 5cm.

Please note that unframed prints take 1-3 working days to be printed and an extra 1-2 working days for delivery. Unframed prints are available the same day from the McKee gallery for collection only.

Framed art print
Mounted and framed in a bespoke, glass, black angled frame. Made by the gallery's local framer.

Small framed print: 43cm x 53cm (approx)
Large framed print: 54cm x 70cm (approx)

Please note that framed prints take 7-10 working days to be made up and an extra 2-3 working days for delivery.

Our canvases are hand-stretched onto chunky pine frames with hand-folded corners. Our McKee images are printed onto the canvases with high-definition printers to produce sharp, high quality images.

Canvas: 31cm x 41cm

Please note our canvases can take up to 7 working days to be delivered or to be collected in store.


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