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Original acrylic on Saunders Waterford archival quality paper

60x60cm Unframed

A view of the River Thames Path at Doves Passage, Hammersmith, London, UK.


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This work was created especially for the Hammersmith Art Trail which opened on 31 August 2023. The Art Trail features  six artists with six plaques depicting the artists thoughts and reflections at view points along the Hammersmith Riverfront.

I wanted to capture the wonderful range of historic buildings and huge meander of the river and giant skies that embrace the wonderful victorian, Hammersmith Bridge (1877). The scene runs from the 1800s to the present day's brand new Riverside Stand at Craven Cottage in the far distance.

The main house to the left once belonged to William Morris and now houses the William Morris Society. Prior to that, the poet and novelist George MacDonald lived here in 1860s and aptly named it, "The Retreat." It still is a lovely walking spot to retreat to.

In the centre of the painting are Doves Passage and the Dove pub -  a spell-bindingly small scale time capsule location in a big scene.  The contrast in scale is what makes this scene so interesting for me.

ORIGINAL - "The Retreat"

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