For our next blog post we are taking a look at a superb addition to Penge from over the summer by Alain Welter who was making his first visit to the UK to paint from Luxembourg. It is always a pleasure to have new artists pass through London and even more so when they paint in our hometown and this is an artwork that does not disappoint. The artist wished to paint something that captured the land he was painting in, so we have a Border Terrier dressed up as Sherlock Holmes, sat aloft a black cab which is driving through Westminster, asking the all important question as to who ate his marmite?. So much fun and well executed. This artwork is Alain Welter’s only artwork in the UK at current and we are delighted to have it in Penge.
We wish to say a massive thank you to Alain Welter for spending their visit to London hanging around SE20 to support this initiative and for leaving such a brilliant artwork for the townsfolk and ourselves to enjoy. We would also like to say a big thank you to the generous space owner, who kindly donated a spot and trusted us to work it. The fantastic work below was placed up in Maple Road, Penge, and was put up with support from ourselves London Calling Blog for our SprayExhibition20 community street art project.