Opening on Monday, November 6th, this exhibition of seascape and river-scape oil paintings features some more images along the River Thames.
I seem to be more and more drawn back to the river, a favourite subject of mine in the 70s and 80s, when this waterway was much different from the present time. Its once fascinating skyline of ancient church spires and oddly shaped warehouse roofs has now, in too many places, become flat and boring with seemingly two dimensional slabs of featureless concrete and glass obliterating the identifying architectural styles of the past. As evening light hits these surfaces, perhaps photographers might find them interesting enough to take a shot as the setting sun reflects blindingly back at their lens.. They are transient, though and the real character of the older buildings, a painters dream, are, along a great part of the riverside, lost forever to these homogenous constructions with nothing about them that says, “This is London“. Apart from a handful of notable exceptions, of course..
“Evening Skyline” 18″ x 14″
Naturally, there will be some beach and coastal scenes from my other wanderings in Portugal, India and Bahamas. Maybe even a seascape or two from the Seychelles as well as from Northumberland, Norfolk and the Sussex coast.
Visit the exhibition at
36 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2JT
“Thames At Greenwich” 24″ x 16″
November 6 – 11
10.00 – 5.30 Monday to Friday. 10.00 to 3.30 Saturday.
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