* The Independent on Sunday Magazine has featured a profile of Stuart Free's art, please click the link below to view *
** Stuart is collaborating with New York Artists James & Karla Murray whose second book of NY Storefronts is about to hit the streets, see here James & Karla Murray Store Fronts **
Seventeen years ago Stuart Free embarked upon a mission to paint and record London.
Stuart initially photographed the city in detail and then began making large scale dramatic paintings from his reference material.
He soon became fascinated by venues that were socially and historically important, buildings that were very often neglected or about to disappear. Possessing nostalgic intrigue these dishevelled locations revealed colourful pasts to Stuart and the discovery of these allegories and narratives evoked a deep sense of respect and belonging. The rest is painting social history, literally. From cafes to cinemas, warehouses to shopfronts, Stuart has painted London with great love and detail.
Stuart has painted three hundred locations in London. Those of you who know the city well will find many memories in these paintings. To view prints of his work you can visit : Frameworks Gallery, 17 Park Road, Crouch End. N8 8TE. Open Mon- Wed and Sat 10a.m. - 5.30p.m. Tel 020 8348 3834 The full catalogue is available to view under the painting and print tab above.