Sandra Walker RI (Member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour) is an American watercolourist living in the UK and is regarded one of the world’s finest photorealists. I am honored to have caught Sandra’s artistic eye and to have had several of my photographs reproduced by her. Above is a recent watercolor of a street artist mural on Brick Lane in East London. Sandra was also kind enough to include her working photographs used to reproduce this street scene.
According to a Wikipedia article on Brick Lane, a street in East London, England:
It runs from Swanfield Street in the northern part of Bethnal Green, crosses Bethnal Green Road, passes through Spitalfields and is linked to Whitechapel High Street to the south by the short stretch of Osborn Street. Today, it is the heart of the city’s Bangladeshi-Sylheti community and is known to some as Banglatown. It is famous for its many curry houses.
A Brick Lane not-for-profit website [www.visitbricklane.org/#/brick-lane-street-art/4537674490] touts its street art.
According to Sheepshead Bites’ Ned Berke:
Phlegm is a Sheffield, UK,-based street artist and illustrator, with work in print and on walls. The creepy characters depicted on the East 28th Street wall are repeated in much of his work.
The murals were organized by Bottleneck Gallery (60 Broadway, Brooklyn), a Williamsburg-gallery that presents art inspired by pop, geek and street culture. The gallery was co-founded by Joe Bouganim, a Sheepshead Bay native and graduate from Leon M. Goldstein High School.
Read more about this wall and others adorned by “renowned international artists” at Sheepshead Bites. Internationally Renowned Street Artists Turn Avenue U Walls Into Stunning Murals by Ned Berke on Sep 24th, 2013
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