Thursday, September 02, 2010

Tate People - Get a room!

I'm either getting older or the tourists are getting friskier - but my jaw did drop rather when I sat down to sketch the people sitting on the lawn in front of Tate Modern last week.
Tate People - Get a room!
pen and ink and coloured pencils in Moleskine sketchbook

Some of them weren't sitting!

I was on the Bankside last week there to see the preview of the new exhibition by Frank Kiely at the Bankside Gallery (next to Tate Modern) which is on until 5th September

 Frank does great images of London - mostly screenprints but latterly paintings as well.

He's got a Meet the Artist reception tonight Thursday the 2nd of September at the Bankside Gallery 6 - 8pm. It's a great opportunity for those of you intrigued about the how, when & why behind his London works.

You can read more about him in an interview I did a while back - Frank Kiely - an Irish artist in London


  1. Great sketches!!! I am always impressed with your work. I like your double page sketches in the moleskin. I scrolled back through many of them to see what I missed while I was in Venice painting. Please pop in and see some of my Venice sketches. I was there for a month and a half, with a quick trip up to visit Robyn Sinclair. I did a lot (over 80) of little paintings.

  2. I studied in London for a year and will never forget it. You are lucky, make the most of it.
    X David, NYC

  3. I've lived in London for over 30 years and am still finding new things to see and do - it never disappoints!

  4. Just stumbled across your blog and this sketch, aside from being so good, really made me laugh too! What a great blog you have :0)

  5. wonderful work by Frank K.
    Wish I could attend his exhibit..


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