The painting was framed by professional framer, Gary Coulthurst, and was delivered to the artist on Saturday 7th September 2013. This frame has been hand-made and painted using traditional techniques.
This framed print is on display at the MP for North Devon's office at the Houses of Parliament.
The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge and Portcullis House - Evening, May 2013
Acrylic on medium grain cotton canvas
14 inches x 36 inches (35.6 cm x 91.5 cm)
21.25 inches x 43.25 inches (54 cm x 109.9 cm)
Please contact Micky Middleton, Gallery Director at www.redgallery.co.uk.
This painting is based on a reference photograph which I took on Thursday 16th May 2013. An hour before I took this photograph, the sky had been filled with grey cloud and the scene had been quite overcast; but by 7:00 p.m. the cloud had begun to break up and to disperse in places, revealing a beautiful evening sky filled with a soft warm light.
I took the photo a short distance from the London Eye, looking toward Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament - with Westminster Abbey and the Methodist Central Hall behind, and Portcullis House to the right of Parliament.
On 17th May, 2013, I was granted special permission from David Prior and the team at the Parliamentary Archives to visit the Victoria Tower, Houses of Parliament, to take a number of reference photographs from the eighth floor, and was shown a selection of the artwork on display at the Victoria Tower. I was also shown around St. Stephen's Hall and Westminster Hall.