Pilton-based artist, Liam O’Farrell, has created two beautiful scenes at Rockaway Park - the Bedford Bus and the Elephant Rocket Fountain.
Influenced by the painters L. S. Lowry and Stanley Spencer, alongside Walter Sickert and the narratives of William Hogarth, Liam prefers to work in front of the subject if possible: “You can capture so much more in the moment and space – I also get to chat to passers-by who feed into my work with rich stories and fascinating conversation. For me, working purely in the studio would be like painting through a letter box.”
Check out this short charming video Liam made while creating the paintings at Rockaway:
Liam has exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on several occasions, as well as annual open exhibitions at The Mall Galleries for The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, The New English Art Club, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Royal Society of British Artist, and The Royal Society of Marine Artists.
Extensively published, his work has featured in The Guardian, The Times, Tatler and many art magazines including Artists & Illustrators and Paint & Draw.
Liam is also working in partnership with Rockaway to supply these paintings as limited edition Giclee prints (15.5cm x 15.5cm) and each one will be individually signed and numbered. Half the proceeds will go towards funding our community-based projects.
If you'd like to buy one of these gorgeous prints, just head to our online shop HERE.
We're also currently working on creating an on-site shop and gallery at Rockaway, where we'll be enjoying future partnerships with a host of exciting artists like Liam to provide a fantastic collection of affordable art. So, watch this space...