Painting in London


Last week was a busy one, painting in London with Paul Rafferty and Karl Terry along with David Bachmann and Julian Barrow.

We painted at all of the following locations: Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, St James’s Park, Strand on the Green, Royal Academy, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, House Boats at Chelsea, Sargent’s Studio in Tite Street, Aldwich, Trafalgar Square (again) Strand on the Green (again), the Old Vic Theatre and Hammersmith Bridge.

The pictures above show us painting in Julian Barrow’s Tite Street studio previously occupied by John Singer Sargent.

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Sunshine at last!

Embankment Sunny Lunchtime

London has warmed up and the sun has been shining for a week now so it has been good to be able to paint without a jacket on.

On Friday I spent a very enjoyable day painting in London with Peter Brown NEAC. Along with Susan Wolff and Ann Hopkins the four of us set up our easels by Cleopatra’s Needle next to the River Thames.  You can see one of my pictures above.

St James ParkIn the last week I have painted at Marble Arch,  Hyde Park,  The Mall and St James Park (above).

Duke of York Square in Chelsea

Above is a view Duke of York Square, by the King’s Road in Chelsea.  All the paintings shown here are 8×10 inches (25x30cm) and are in oil on board.

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Chelsea Riverside Auction

As well as being a fun evening, the auction at Heatherleys was a great success.  It was an exciting experience seeing my painting of Albert Bridge auctioned by Nick Bonham, formerly of  the Bonhams auction house.  Nick has auctioned over a million works of art in his career.

Other artists in the auction included Julian Barrow, Ken Howard and Jane Corsellis.  Both Ken and Julian were there along with many of the other artists taking part in the Chelsea Riverside exhibition.

Congratulations to Adebanji Alade, who won first price in the competition and many thanks to David Waddell and the Cheyne Walk Trust for organising the event.

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Chelsea Riverside Exhibition

The Cheyne Walk Trust is raising funds for a bursary for young artists at Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea.

There will be an exhibition of paintings of the Chelsea Riverside at Heatherleys 18 – 22 April, 2 – 6pm.

On the evening of Thursday 22nd April there will be a reception, prize giving ceremony and an auction. Prizes will be presented by Ken Howard RA.

Full details here: Chelsea Exhibition The cover image is a detail from my painting of Albert Bridge which will feature in the auction.

If you would like to reserve tickets for the Reception and Auction click here: Reception tickets for Chelsea Riverside

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