Northern Line

38 x 62 cms, acrylic on board, framed.

Sold privately, December 2022

This painting owes something to the 1930s linocuts of Cyril Power, and is loosely based around the old Angel station in Islington. In the rush-hour the narrow island platform often became dangerously overcrowded, and the station was redesigned in 1992. By chance one of the architects saw my painting at an exhibition – he told me I should have painted the new station!

After I’d sold the painting the new owner wrote to me to say that he’d hung it in his office at home to remind him of the joys of commuting.