South East Open Studios 2020: cancelled, but …

…I am selling limited edition prints of my painting of Sevenoaks, featuring some of architectural highlights of the town (see below). The edition is limited to 100 copies and half of these will be for sale by the Sevenoaks Society. £50 each, unframed. Please email me on roger@rogerfitzgerald.com for further details.

Some of the architectural highlights of Sevenoaks, Kent

New painting of Sevenoaks, Kent

Inspired by “Sevenoaks – A Remarkable Town”, I’ve produced this image to showcase some of the best buildings and places in the town.

With all the Coronavirus restrictions in place it looks like I’m going to be seeing a lot more of Sevenoaks over the next few weeks/months.

Some of the architectural highlights of Sevenoaks, Kent
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South East Open Studio

The Vine Cricket Ground, Sevenoaks, one of the oldest in the country.

As part of South East Open Studios, my gallery will be open from 2-5 pm on 15 and 16 June.  http://www.seos-art.org

The exhibition will focus on paintings produced for my book “Buildings of New York” and also feature some new images of Sevenoaks.

The top image is of The Vine: the first recorded game of cricket took place here in 1734.

The southern portion of the High Street has the oldest buildings, enhanced by the enticing curve of the street.

The West Front of Knole House

4 Vine Court Road, once home to Sevenoaks Prep School

Famous because Jane Austen stayed here with her great uncle – and considered the finest house on the High Street in Sevenoaks

New York paintings feature in Grierson Gallery, Sevenoaks

A new exhibition opens tomorrow (Saturday 10 February 18) at the Grierson Gallery on Sevenoaks High Street.  A third of the display will be devoted to a selection of my paintings of New York.  All artwork is for sale, and copies of “Buildings of New York” will be available at a special exhibition discount.

This painting in acrylic, ink and collage of the Guggenheim Museum is one of twelve paintings being exhibited and available to purchase.

James Middleton-Stewart memorial painting

In memory of James Middleton-Stewart, ADP Partner who very sadly passed away last year, I have done a painting (see attached) which tries to capture a fund-raising cycle trail that the practice has organised.  A team of cyclists will be cycling from ADP studio-to-studio: beginning in James’ home town Sherborne, on to London, Oxford, Birmingham, Manchester and finishing seven days later in Newcastle.  I am doing the London to Oxford leg on Bank Holiday Monday 26 May.

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My painting will be auctioned, and all the fund-raising is towards the Marudyan Society.  James was instrumental in establishing links with this organisation which provides education to needy children in Gurguan, India.  Our aim is to raise £15,000 – enough to build a school for 150 children.

If you would like to support this worthy cause please go to:

http://www.justgiving.com/Roger-FitzGerald

For details of the painting auction please visit the ADP blog:

http://www.adp-architecture.com/blog

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Happy New Year

To mark the New Year I have painted Elizabeth Tower – all eyes will be on the clock face tonight as the bell chimes in 2014.  Happy New Year!