R and B Singer, Beyonce Knowles, left a fan heartbroken, when she refused to sign a portrait of herself that took him well over 80 hours to paint.
Artist Paul Stillwell, who took to painting to deal with his mum’s death, had painted the ‘Destiny’s Child’ star in the cover of her ‘Dangerously in Love’ album.
Stilwell wanted to get the singer’s autograph on his work and he travelled all the way to London to meet her, when she visited the country for her Wembley concert.
“I travelled 100 miles to London and waited outside her hotel for five hours. … When she came out I showed her my painting and said, ‘Beyonce, will you sign my painting?’ She said, ‘No, sorry,’ and walked away,” the New York Daily News quoted him, as saying.
The artist said that he was ‘devastated’, when the 25-year-old walked away without even considering his request.
He added that it took him more than three days to make the portrait and Beyonce did not even want to spare 2 seconds to sign on it.
“I was devastated, as the painting took me over 80 hours to paint and I had put my whole heart and soul into it. I was shocked that she wouldn’t take two seconds of her time to sign her name on it,” he added.