Paradise Halal Butchers and Grocers


‘Paradise Halal Butchers and Grocers’ 2012 oil on canvas, 101 x 76 cms.

The painting is based on a drawing made earlier in the day, of one of the small businesses along the south stretch of Lower Clapton Road. I was attracted by the shape the canopy was making, and the trestle tables laid out with bowls of fruit and clutter of old boxes at the near end. The figure was developed on the canvas reflecting and improvising on the structure and space of the canopy and shop front.

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