Streatham Common, SW16

61 x 30 cms, acrylic on board, framed.

One of South London’s largest green spaces, with sweeping views westward and the familiar red buses like Dinky Toys on the A23 below. The Common is on the 249 bus route from the top of my road: a place to sketch or read or just contemplate the view.

I tried hard to convey space and distance in this painting, and to demonstrate that the Common is a place for all, regardless of race, age or creed. There beneath the blue suburban skies . . .