Suzanne Baker

Brixton Village Series

In store at The Old Cinema
7th - 25th June 2017

Suzanne Baker has been working for some time on a group of paintings about the lively Brixton Village, a 1930s covered building which is home to a huge variety of independent small businesses. She says you can buy almost anything there, from a plastic bucket to a vintage outfit.

The energy of the market is what attracts her, the colours, the multiple ethnicities, their food and crafts, the different generations buying regular fruit and veg and the tourists wandering around, clicking their smart phones! Under cover and no cars to dodge a fun place to be and to remember.

Suzanne makes lots of drawings there in the market and uses these studies and vivid memories to make the bigger oil paintings in her Peckham studio.

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