Last year I adapted my painted/silk taffeta Cornish beach scenes to encompass London’s Parliament Hill and Hampstead Heath. This month much of the work I am showing at Art’s Blooming Marvellous, at Battersea’s Affordable Art Fair (March 13-16), has a south west London feel.
I will be showing on the Beyond The Sea Stand, belonging to a Cornish art company with galleries in Padstow and St.Ives.
Of the five new London images on show are ‘Coffee Break With Venus On Sloane Square’, that is just what it says; looking north along Sloane Street with buses and taxis, cyclists, walkers and a group of people sat around the statue of Venus. Another is ‘A Spring In Their Step In Battersea Park’, looking west along the embankment with Chelsea Bridge in the distance and a cavalcade of joggers, cyclists, and dogs. You don’t have to look far to find Asta.
Then there is ‘Posing At The Pagoda’, depicting the same spot but facing the other way, with the Albert Bridge in the distance and, a golden Buddha and a family posing for a photograph – on an iPad.
This three (and they may be more, I’ll have to wait and see) will be joined by three more familiar Cornish scenes: ‘Snap Happy On Constantine Beach’; ‘Jump For Joy’ and ‘Summer Days At Brea Hill’.
Prices are from £595-£695. Beyond The Sea, Stand E3, Art’s Blooming Marvellous, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ. Thursday March 13 to Sunday March 16, 2014. affordableartfair.co.uk