Image of the Month: Borough Market by Les Williams SGFA

Borough Market

“Borough Market”, pen and ink on paper, Les Williams SGFA

 

‘ I sat on a bright sunny, Saturday morning in September with colleagues Stuart Stanley and Lyndsey Smith from SGFA looking out over a very busy Borough Market, bustling with tourists. Through the queues for the Monmouth Coffee shop, and the beer drinkers at the Market Porter, I can see the spires of Southwark Cathedral in the distance. A great place to come sketching’

Les finds inspiration in the life and buildings of the City of London, having worked there for many years.

Photograph showing the top of Southwark Cathedral, by Les Williams SGFA

Photograph showing the top of Southwark Cathedral, by Les Williams SGFA

‘It is impossible not to be impressed by the way buildings and areas rapidly change, providing the opportunity to record history in the making’.

 


Profile of the Artist: Les Williams SGFA

Les Williams and colleagues enjoying a coffee at the Southwark Cathedral Refectory.

Les Williams and colleagues enjoying a coffee at the Southwark Cathedral Refectory.

Les Williams SGFA works in pen and wash and he loves painting on location. He has trained at the Royal Drawing School and under the tutorage of some of the leading watercolourists in the United Kingdom. Over the last few years he has exhibited on many occasions in London, including The Barbican, Menier Gallery, Lloyd’s, Bankside Gallery, St Martins in the Fields and Southwark Cathedral.’

Upcoming exhibitions in 2016 include  the Barbican Center, London 2nd – 24th Feb, University College Hospital Gallery 3rd March – 24th April part of Drawing London Group, and Norfolk Open Studios in June.

Les is exhibiting this picture as part of “Drawing on Location”, a show featuring images created by SGFA members on a drawing day around Southwark Cathedral. The exhibition 16 January – 11 March 2016

For more information:

www.leswilliams.org.uk

www.facebook.com/les.williams.73700


Charlie Kirkham SGFA is Editor of the Society of Graphic Fine Art Journal and a contributing writer. Charlie is based in Birmingham, for more information please see www.charliekirkham.com

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One Response to Image of the Month: Borough Market by Les Williams SGFA

  1. I love taking art back to simple lines. Very inspirational!

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