Fruit Shop 2019/20

Fruit Shop paintings, 2019/2020.

It all started in January 2019 with “The Ridley Road Lemon”, at the time I said it was “a short series of studies. I do love Ridley Road Market, one of the best things about doing shows at BSMT Space over in Dalston is having to walk through the market a couple of times every day. I bought a bag of about 50 bananas for a pound last week and yer man on the stall said “here painter man, have a lemon to paint”, said lemon had been demanding I paint it all week, there’s a pleasure in trying to paint a lemon quickly, these three hour-long studies were painted over the weekend, painted on pieces that were already evolving, canvases and piece of wood that were waiting for a taste of lemon. I might painting it again tonight, then again I might go buy an orange” and it went on from there and evolved in to market stalls, a Fruit Shop show and…