Disappearing views of Battersea

I’ve just taken a proof of the first block of my new linocut – the view from the footbridge at Wandsworth Road train station, looking north towards the river.
I’ve been thinking about this one for a while now – I absolutely love these great sweeps of train tracks.
Sadly we won’t be able to see this view of Battersea Power Station for much longer as some much needed ‘luxury’ flats are being built all around the back of it, obscuring it forever.
London is changing so rapidly that between two of my sketching trips, they took down the gas holder. I sometimes feel I’m documenting a disappearing world…

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Eames last chance

Last chance to catch my London linocuts at Eames Fine Art, including this one ‘City of Gold’. It ends today – Sunday 2nd August.
It’s a lovely gallery, just minutes from London Bridge Station – and it’s open from 12-5. Don’t miss it!
Details are here:http://thefineartpartnership.co.uk/events/view_event.cfm…
And if you can’t make it today, they always have a large selection of my work in stock at their Studio, around the corner from the gallery, in Tanner St., SE1….

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Eames road show

Looking for something to do at the weekend? Well, why not come and share a glass of something cold with me at Eames Fine Art from 2-4 on Saturday 18th July? I’ll be showing a selection of my linocuts, including my two newest ones, ‘Right of Way’ and ‘From the Motorway’ (see below).
The gallery is very easy to get to, as it’s only a two minute walk from London Bridge Station (at 58 Bermondsey St., London SE1 3UD.)
You can find more details here:http://www.eamesfineart.com/events/view_event.cfm….
If you’ve met me before, you’ll know that I do like to have a chat – so hopefully I’ll see some of you there!

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Snow, snow

And here’s day three, of five, for #artchain – some winter scenes from my all-too-brief but happy Snow Phase.
I’m wondering if I’m supposed to actually post these images on five consecutive days? I hope not, because at the rate I’m going, I won’t be finished until Christmas. Perhaps I should have saved these until then

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Train stations for Artchain

And here is the second of five days of posting images of work for#artchain . This is a small selection of my London train station paintings – Farringdon is up first, then Kings Cross, and the last three are of my favourite, London Bridge.
I’m not sure I’ll get all five days done by the end of the week – I’m running a bit behind schedule as it’s now Thursday evening and I should have posted four days worth of images by now. Doesn’t time fly…

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Free Giveaway for January

How about brightening up this gloomy January – with a free Giveaway on Twitter? You can enter to win this linocut (called Stormy Weather and retailing at £150) by following me on Twitter (@gailbrodholt). Then all you have to do is retweet one of my tweets that refers to this offer.
I have to admit that I was a bit of a late convert to Twitter. It always seemed so rowdy and superficial – not to mention all that mob mentality (happily I’ve yet to come across a Troll.) But actually I find it informative and friendly. So perhaps this is as good a time as any for all you Twitter-refuseniks out there, to dip your toes in the water and give it a go!