Wednesday, 12 September 2018

St Pauls from....

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?


Keen eyed Richard Dodson nailed it when he sent a link to this site; https://alondoninheritance.com/london-churches/the-lost-wharfs-of-upper-thames-street-and-st-benets-welsh-church/. Scroll down and you will see almost the exact same view and the author having similar difficulty until with patience he works out how the street pattern has changed!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Greenwich Park

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. 



The Millinery Works Summer Exhibitions

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

87 Southgate Road, Islington, London, N1 3JS. 
Opening hours; Tuesday through Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 12 - 5pm. 

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Living in London, 26th April to 24th May.

This exhibition has now started! The exhibition is free and accessible and in the beautiful venue of West Greenwich Library...


Works by Irene Butcher.


Works by Terry Scales.

'Covent Garden Walkabout' by Cristiana Angelini.

Works by Graham Smith.

West Greenwich Library146 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich SE10 8NN.
Open - Monday 2pm - 7pm, Tuesday 9am - 5.30pm, Wednesday closed, Thursday 9am - 7pm, Friday 2pm - 5.30pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday closed.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Blackheath Art Society Exhibition 1st March to 3rd April...Update...

Apologies to visitors, due to the snow this exhibition has been postponed and is now due to start 9th March - 3 April. Further updates on Blackheath Art Society Facebook.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Five artists present - 'Living in London', 24th April - 26th May.

Five artists explore the City and it's people (oil paintings, drawings and prints...)

Who - Cristiana Angelini, Irene Butcher, Peter Tingey and Graham Smith.

Where - West Greenwich Library146 Greenwich High Road, Greenwich SE10 8NN.

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.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Blackheath Art Society Exhibition 1st March to 3rd April...

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.

For a preview of more work on show please visit The Blackheath Art Society Facebook site.