This piece of work was commissioned by an estate agent based in Brixton. They had come across my Brixton collection online and were amazed at how I was able to capture the streets of Brixton and bring such life and colour to the area. They decided they would like to commission a big painting in a similar style to my India and Tuscany series, but featuring Brixton.
The brief was to create a scene depicting some well known spots in Brixton, incorporating the streets and greenery of the surrounding area and parks. They wanted the painting to reflect the estate agents colours; light pink and green.
In this painting ‘Vibrant Brixton,’ I incorporated the Brixton market, the well known classic streets of Brixton and the iconic Brixton Windmill, a rather less known but extremely special feature of the Brixton area!
In the photos below it’s possible to see how I have built up the surface with a variety of different materials and textures. I used bits of old CD’s, mosaics and maps in the windows of the houses. I used string, sand and oil pastels to build up the surface of the trees.
I hope you enjoy having a little sneak peek into the my journey here at my East London studio where the magic happens.