We went to the opening of Eileen Hogan’s beautiful exhibition at Browse and Darby, a smaller-scale version of her big retrospective held at the Yale Center for British Art over the summer, which sadly I didn’t see. Nobody is better at painting the spray of water, a view of Chiswick House seen through the trees or the atmosphere of a deserted sports field.
Hyde Park, Plane Trees (2018):-
Victoria Park, 7 February 2016:-
Kensington Gardens, 17 May 2017:-
Chiswick House (Study):-
Amongst the most impressive pictures in the exhibition are the oil sketches of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, an incredibly difficult genre, but handled with admirable informality:-