Battersea Bridge and Power Station Original Painting


About the Image

Being from Manchester, I had no idea how close Battersea Power station was to Chelsea Bridge. In my mind the two have very different images. One a clean, flash symbol of luxury life and the other with the daily grind of the power plant. True Battersea Power station was decommissioned in 1983 but it’s image is synonymous with industry and productivity. There may now be far more glamourous plans afoot for it but it was not always so.

I first saw a picture of Battersea on the Animals Album by Pink Floyd.  An image of neglect but a symbol of everyday resilience. It has intrigued me ever since. Natually it was high on my list of industrial buildings to paint. So when I knew I’d be heading nearby for the Affordable Art Fair, I armed myself with camera and set of.

As I say, the proximity to the “posh” end of town was surprising. It’s a lot cleaner than I was expecting too. But otherwise, it was worth the effort.

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Original painting Battersea Under Chelsea by Cathy Read.

The painting image is 50cm High x 40cm wide and is sold framed in white with a double mount of Off white and grey/black. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery on this item.

About the image:

All copyrights are retained by the artist, and the artwork cannot be reproduced without consent from Cathy Read.

The painting is 50 cm high by 40cm wide. This original painting was created in England in 2015.

Care: Display under glass. Keep painting away from moisture, heat and bright lights or direct sunlight

The image is created using masking fluid, then painted with a watercolour wash and covered with clingfilm. Once this is removed the picture is further developed using acrylic inks and building up layers, which are left to dry before the masking is removed to reveal the final picture.

This is an original contemporary art painting


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