London in Landscape


Neale, Karen

19/10/2006 | Hardback |

ISBN: 9780413776198

About London in Landscape

A stunning full-colour sketchbook

London in Landscape has been a labour of love for upcoming young artist Karen Neale. Since June 2005 she has been braving all weathers in order to capture, in her own very distinctive style, many of the capital's most famous scenes, from Buckingham Palace to Smithfield Market, from Bow Street to Chinatown, from the Tate Modern to Trafalgar Square. The result is a stunning book that all Londoners and visitors to their city will want to own.

'Neale's vibrant collection of watercolours and sketches capture the essence of the London scenes she's chosen. She adds her own idiosyncratic comments around the edge of each picture. Sometimes - as in her roof-top view from the National Portrait Gallery, in which a phrase becomes a wisp of cloud - the text is incorporated as part of the vista. These touches add further life to her busy representations of some of the capital's most interesting spots, both touristy and a little more recherche' What's On In London

'Her passion for buildings... the canny choices of location and... unusual scribblings around the edges of each painting turn[s] this collection into something... substantial' Good Book Guide

 'Breathtaking panoramas'    Islington Tribune

 'The distinctive style of the author, accompanied by her obvious enthusiasm for London's sights makes this a delightful little book that provokes the reader to discover fresh attractions, and to re-consider familiar ones' Antiques Magazine


Karen Neale

Karen Neale qualified as an architect, and is now a full-time working artist. In 2001 she was awarded a prestigious Churchill fellowship, which allowed her to travel from London to Nepal, through Europe, Iran, Uzbekistan and India, sketching her journey. In 2004 she was appointed artist-in-residence at the Athenaeum club in London. In the following year she had a similar appointment at Lord's cricket ground, during which time she sketched a number of scenes for Stephen Fay's book Tom Graveney At Lord's (Methuen, 2005).



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