In the sunshine thoughts turn away from the noisy, dusty, streets towards the leafy, green expanse that is our local park. Much appreciated by visitors from afar as a World Heritage Site, it is also the more humble source of continued inspiration for many local artists. Here are a few scenes through the changing seasons...
Royal Observatory Late Summer. Oil on canvas, 355w x 250h. £385.
Royal Observatory - Winter. Oil on canvas, 355w x 250h. £385.
Old Friends. Oil on board, framed 340w x 295h. £385.
East Greenwich Peninsula from One Tree Hill. Watercolour.
This summer I am delighted to be part of the group shows at The Millinery Works in Islington, London. The first show starts 3rd July and runs to 2nd September while the second starts in October. The Millinery Works is a fantastic venue with frequently changing exhibitions and a large showroom of arts and crafts and antique furniture. More details can be found here; https://www.millineryworks.co.uk/pages/future-exhibtions.
I recently came across a photo of this painting showing an eerie St Pauls, which I completed in the 1960's. I recall painting the view from somewhere around the Queenhithe stairs. The area has changed so dramatically now, can anyone identify the building that looks like a church to the left in the foreground?
When - 24th April to 26th May, 2018. Open - Monday 2pm - 7pm, Tuesday 9am - 5.30pm, Wednesday closed, Thursday 9am - 7pm, Friday 2pm - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday closed. About my works in this show...
I've always considered myself a landscape painter and was quite surprised to find so many portraits in my earlier folders. My father was an inspiring model his features presented all the toil and experience which seemed so pronounced in those that worked on the Thames. A powerful contrast to the fresh faced local youth.
Drawing a portrait requires the greatest concentration from the artist. There is no artful ambiguity. It is either right or very wrong. Astonishing then to learn that in previous centuries portrait painters were somewhat despised by their serious contemporaries who referred to them as Phizz-mongers!
Jessica - framed print 313 x 391mm - £45, Terry Scales.
Jack Baxter in Surdoc Magazine.
Night Out at the Barley Mow - NFS, Cristiana Angelini.
Blackheath Art Society will be returning to the Halls for our spring exhibition. The exhibition is free, please come and have a drink at the bar and browse the exhibition at your leisure. Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, Blackheath, London SE3 9RG. Open Monday to Friday 10am - 5pm and one hour before performances. A vibrant variety of talent awaits you!
Birdsong 592 x 695mm (including frame). Watercolour - £250.