I did a double take when I walked past York Street, Leek this summer. The most ordinary row of terraced houses transformed by the green-fingered, creative occupants into a shared garden enjoyed by inhabitants and passers-by alike. What a generous attitude!
It’s been a while since I’ve drawn a residential street, the last one was Well Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Looking back, I seem to be getting a bit more colourful!
This drawing has now been scanned and is up in full on my website Drawing the Street. The first few prints are now ready and they look great, thanks to Simon and Valerie at Smith York Printers, a signed limited edition of only 30 prints, 60cm long and £75 each, ready to go up in Gallery at 12‘s exhibition ‘A Winter Gathering’ at the Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek.
Hope to see some of you there at the Foxlowe Preview on Friday 18th November, at 7:00 pm.The exhibition runs until New Years Eve.
More about drawing the second Leek street to follow soon….
Thanks for reading
2 thoughts on “Leek Sunny Side”
One of my favourite little streets in Leek, it’s gear how everyone takes a pride in where they live. Pleased to have secured 1/30 at the Foxlowe. Dave
Hi Dave, That is great news! Delighted that you have the first print and thanks for supporting the Foxlowe, the printer, the framer and me! Hope to draw a few more street scenes in Leek next year – there’s no shortage of interesting streets there. Ronnie