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The Gherkin from the Leadenhall Buliding
Original Acrylic Painting
Acrylic Paint on Paper
Size: 43.5 cm x 53.5 cm
The Gherkin from the Leadenhall Building is an original painting by Sarah Adams. It depicts the Gherkin up close, through one of the top floors of the Leadenhall building. On the horizon is Canary Wharf.
North London born and raised artist, Sarah Adams, uses a limited colour palette of acrylics anchored with white, painted onto paper and canvases, in thick, buttery brush marks. Up close, you can see her expressive mark making, but stand back from her work, and more detail comes into view.
Her art practice is inspired by her home city of London, and her works take in well known, recognisable views, painted to create a calming, peaceful feel of what are otherwise, crowded and bustling settings.
Sarah is a prolific painter, and has been part of many London based exhibitions, notably the ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries in 2016 and 2018, and short-listed for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions 2015 and 2020. Her work has also been exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair, The Strand Gallery, Camden Image Gallery and Espacio Gallery.
In 2013 she created a series on Battersea Power Station, and completed a commission for the redevelopment of the site. Her work was reproduced on a large scale for the hoardings of the new buildings.
Recently, Sarah has explored landscapes and seascapes, still painted with her expressive mark making, alongside her Dinky Miniatures, depicting London and coastal scenes, on really tactile postcard size canvases.
Size: H:43.5 cm x W:53.5 cm