|Oxford Street, late summer afternoon|
There was not a moment to waste! Lights change and traffic moves on! It forced me to utterly concentrate - strangely enough I found it rather peaceful as everything else needs to be blocked out.
One of the things I most love about London is the early morning - when the day is just starting and people are on their way to work. I find mornings so positive - life is starting anew.
|Piccadilly, Early Morning towards the Ritz|
|Parliament Square, Early Morning|
In contrast to Piccadilly and Oxford street I have also been along the South Bank. I feel that this is the nearest equivalent to Paris we have got. I love the laid back, holiday feel of the place as well as the sheer joy of the arts.
|Under Waterloo Bridge, afternoon|
|Under Hungerford Bridge, late afternoon light|
This selection of work will be going into Cityscapes show at Medici Gallery, Cork Street, 3-31st October http://www.medicigallery.co.uk/next_show.htm
I am also exhibiting my Pageant work at the Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park 4-15 september. This is part of the Thames Festival. http://thamesfestival.org/events/info/artists-of-the-river-pageant. There are works by 50 different painters and it is well worth a visit as it conjures up one of the most spectacular river events ever witnessed on the Thames. There has been some good press coverage too: http://www.itv.com/news/london/2013-09-03/jubilee-river-pageant-art-goes-on-display/
The jewel of the exhibition is by Julian Barrow, a very great painter who will be horribly missed.