LONDON CALLING February 13 2015

I’m so happy that the days are getting longer and the first snowdrops are putting in an appearance…lovely optimistic signs that Spring must be around the corner.

Coupled with enjoying the sights of Spring here in the Sussex countryside, London is the central theme for my current creative projects and February is already looking to be busy, with preparation for my forthcoming exhibition ‘Kelly Hall:Celebrating the British Isles’ at Southwark Cathedral Refectory. The exhibition runs from 7 March until 10 April 2015 and I’ll be exhibiting hand-signed art prints from my ‘Vintage Railway’ and ‘Vintage British Kitchen’ collections, with a focus on the launch of my new Southwark print - this is a celebration of the fabulous architecture of SE1 both old and new. All framed prints in the exhibition will be for sale and I’m delighted that the charming Southwark Cathedral Shop will be stocking a selection of my prints and greeting cards for sale.

I’m currently busy working on my brand new ‘Icons of London’ collection. In preparation, I have been enjoying frequent (very cold!) research trips to carry out location drawing and photography. This new series of paintings will be a celebration of the key locations and architectural landmarks across the capital city. Painting such familiar and famous sights can at times seem daunting, bringing with it a real sense of responsibility. However, a true creative challenge of this scale is something I really rather relish, so February finds me happily stretching paper, colour mixing and painting with gusto! Do watch this space and my Twitterfeed @KellyHallDesign for progress updates.

Lastly, to round up this London-themed blog - I was delighted to welcome the fabulous ‘Look and Yes’ team into my studio before Christmas to film a one minute video about my work ‘Kelly Hall:Mapping Britain’. The video was commissioned by the wonderful King &MacGaw/Easyart and is currently being shown in 2000 black cabs across London. If you’d like to take a look at the video please visit my PRESS page or go to:

http://www.easyart.com/loves/post/take-one-minute-with-kelly-hall

That’s all for now - Happy Spring watching!