A captivating and narrative painting by Liam O'Farrell

Shoreditch

This captivating and narrative painting is by the hands of Liam O'Farrell.

Liam was commissioned to paint a section of Shoreditch High Street for a client who spent many years living in an apartment on this junction, and wanted a memory of it. Liam says, "The client was open to ideas on the final painting so I decided to do a couple of quick sketchbook visuals to present....the first view was facing West from the Churchyard of Shoreditch Church, (as in ”when I grow rich say the bells of Shoreditch”, from the nursery rhyme Oranges and Lemons). The second view was looking North up Kingsland Road, and Hackney Road. I was also treated with a lovely wrought iron railway bridge on the Kingsland Road side. This was the view the client chose, so in the final painting, I brought all the days sketches watercolours and notes together for the final piece." Read more about Liam's painting of Shoreditch here.

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