art by sandra fadayel
There’s something about the rain that’s such an important part of the culture in London; cold and grey, light drizzles and downpours. Consistent pitter-patters, or a shower that springs out of nowhere in the middle of a seemingly “summer” day.
I personally prefer a beach. But still, I love London and I visit at least once a year to get much-needed doses of art, design culture, ‘real’ city grittiness, and quality time with my sisters and old friends. Not to forget people-watching from a cosy spot with a delicious ham-and-cheese toastie in hand.
When it came to selecting a handful of shots to share with you in this post, I found it really hard to edit down. Street graffiti shots mixed with neo-gothic architecture, modern art sculptures at the Tate and beautiful plates from the C16 at the V&A museum, fun times with my sisters, and random pavement patterns. So, here it is – a mish-mash of the pieces that caught my eye, and influenced some of my artworks.
Featured Piece: London Rains
This is my best selling artwork. If you recognize the birch trees in front of the Tate, this piece will make you nostalgic. It’s a collage that was inspired by a parade of birch trees outside the Tate Modern, on one of those rainy summer afternoons.