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For splendid leisure

Islington artist Nick Botting paints scenes of Hampstead

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1:11 PM March 10, 2022

A north London artist’s new exhibition features scenes of people today “valuing the minute a lot more perhaps than they made use of to”.

Nick Botting has lived in the vicinity of Angel for the earlier two decades, and prior to that he was in Belsize Park and Kentish Town.

His exhibition, Soho to Scilly, at central London’s Portland Gallery, features 65 paintings of people’s leisure time – from England followers exterior Wembley stadium to site visitors to the British Museum.

Lots of element north west London scenes which include canine walkers in Primrose Hill, pond swimmers and Hampstead Heath walkers.

Spring at Kenwood House, Hampstead

Spring at Kenwood Dwelling, Hampstead

– Credit score: Nick Botting

From wild swimming to electronic detoxes, they evoke the increase in folks trying to get “slower lives” considering that the pandemic claims Botting.

“I see folks experiencing having their time and valuing the second extra possibly than they utilized to,” he stated.

A warm spring day Hampstead Heath

A warm spring day Hampstead Heath

– Credit: Nick Botting

“The paintings show London at its most effective and as we go into spring they chart the opening of our city right after the two bleak several years of isolation that we have all expert.”

Botting has always painted directly from everyday living to seize “times that matter”, giving a feeling of spontaneity and direct experience.

The Dog Walker Primrose Hill

The Pet Walker Primrose Hill

– Credit rating: Nick Botting

Soho to Scilly operates at Portland Gallery in Bennet Avenue, March 24 till April 8. Go to 


Hampstead Heath autumn

Hampstead Heath autumn

– Credit: Nick Botting

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