In recent years Doreen Fletcher’s atmospheric urban landscape paintings have reached a wide audience who appreciate her distinctive vision of the changing capital. A superb colourist, she applies her rigorous technique to recording the drama of the city in compelling and authoritative images.
Paintings reveals the full breadth of Doreen Fletcher’s achievement for the first time, including the largest selection of her paintings yet assembled including many unseen pictures from private collections.
For twenty years, Doreen Fletcher painted the streets of east London until, discouraged by lack of recognition, she gave up in 2004. Only a chance meeting with The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life brought her painting to public attention in 2015.
Doreen Fletcher’s work was exhibited at Townhouse Spitalfields in 2016 and 2017, and she had a painting shown in the National Gallery last year when she was shortlisted for the first Evening Standard Contemporary Art Award.
Doreen Fletcher’s retrospective at the Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, runs from Friday 25 January until Sunday 17 March 2019.
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