2012 acrylic on card
17.5 x 28 cm (7 x 11 inches)
The River Lee skirts the eastern edge of Haringey in north London and is one of the more easily discernible waterways in the borough, others being the River Moselle and New River.
I felt that the incongruity of an electrical tower and functional brick structure set in a rustic scene felt best expressed by me in an impressionistic fashion. I am always intrigued by the idea that if painters like Monet and Sisley were alive today they might also have painted such modern subject matter.
I also took inspiration from the London Summer Olympics opening ceremony (it took place a short while before this picture was painted) which featured an Industrial Revolution sequence with the raising up of brick chimneys.
This painting is part of the permanent collection at Bruce Castle Museum