High Rise London: a Triptych

I have just finished the last piece in a three part commission of some of London’s most iconic high rise buildings for a private client.

Initially, the commission was just for one drawing, depicting the Strata building in Elephant & Castle which the client wanted printed on canvas. It was the first time that I have had something printed onto canvas and I was really pleased with the result. The image wrapped around the stretched canvas and was printed at 70cm high.

Strata

Strata (the first of three canvases)

A few weeks later, I was delighted to hear the client come back to me requesting a second canvas of the Gherkin building. As they were familiar with the image from my popular Gherkin greetings card, they were happy with a tweaked version in a similar palette range.

Gherkin

Gherkin (the second of three canvases)

Finally, the third of the images was the iconic Shard. I was chuffed to bits to be commissioned to do a drawing of the Shard as it was great to have an excuse to draw it, especially as I’d watched it grow into the London skyline from our old flat in Hackney.

Shard

The Shard (the final of the three canvases)

It isn’t often I am asked to do a triptych, so this was a really enjoyable process and I’m really pleased with the results, as is the client. All together, they looked like this:

Building-Commission

A Triptych of 3 of London’s skyline hits.

I’ll definitely be doing more canvas based prints from here on but my next project is some bespoke, handmade London themed calendars which I’m rather excited about. Watch this space for more details in due course.

 

The Big Move!

After many very happy years living and working in Hackney, I have moved slightly further east to E17, to lovely Walthamstow or ‘The Stow’ as it is affectionately known. After a busy month of moving in and finding my feet, I have to say that I am loving what I have seen so far. The village is beautiful, the local community welcoming and the people friendly. Oh! And the Spar shop has to be the poshest one in London if not the UK! Top marks to Eat 17 for what they’ve added to the place.

To mark the occasion and to introduce myself to the area I thought I’d produce a new piece, a tribute to the Village’s heart, the delightful Orford Road:

Orford Road

Awesomestow Village