The Free Art Project : European Adventures

The Mayor of Sutton recently hosted a reception to bring together local artists and representatives from Sutton’s twin towns. The four towns that Sutton is twinned with are: Gagny, a suburb of Paris in France; Gladsaxe, a suburb of Copenhagen in Denmark; Minden in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany; and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf in Berlin. Sutton town centre has a permanent artistic celebration of these twin town relationships, in the form of a mural.

Sutton Twin Towns Mural
Sutton Twin Towns Mural

I was fortunate to be invited to the reception, it was a lovely evening full of friendship and cooperation. As a way of strengthening the important cultural bonds between our towns, I offered to share some art prints with our guests, which they have kindly agreed to take back home and hide in their towns. Two copies of ‘Moon Over Telegraph Track’, and two copies of ‘Good Fortune’ will soon be making their way overseas. Both of the designs are connected to our local area, the first represents the river Wandle, and the second is a track which goes over some local smallholdings.

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Good Fortune
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Moon Over Telegraph Track

I’m very grateful to everyone for agreeing to take part in this European extension of the free art project, and if I receive any photographs and/or notes about the art works from their new locations, I’ll be sure to update this post.

Art is community : Community is art.

 

Moon Over Telegraph Track

I walk along Telegraph Track a lot. The track runs across part of Little Woodcote Estate, and is a small slice of the country in suburbia.

Christmas Moon

Sometimes I walk the track at night, and the trees and the moon have been forming pictures in my mind for a few weeks now. Here’s an interpretation of those pictures, in the shape of an acrylic painting on canvas, 16″ x 12″.

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I’ve really noticed how different this painting appears in a variety of lighting conditions. The photo above was taken outdoors in the daytime, this one was taken inside in the evening.

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This art work has been sold.