London landmarks in Arundel

Piers Ottey returns to Arundel’s Zimmer Stewart Gallery with a new series of paintings of London.

Based on drawings and preliminary paintings on site, these works show some familiar London landmarks as seen by this popular Sussex-based artist, explains gallery director James Stewart.

“In the past we have shown Sussex landscapes and his Swiss mountain scenes. In many ways these London paintings draw on the previous subjects. We see dramatic structures and well-known landscapes painted in the unique style we have come to expect from Piers.”

Born in London, Piers trained at Chelsea School of Art in the 1970s and has been painting ever since. He moved to West Sussex in 1980 and set up The Mill Studio in 1994.

“Painting mostly in oils, his subject matter has often been influenced by his travels to Greece, Spain, France and Denmark but he always returns to painting from the human form and local Sussex landscapes.

“Pier’s work has been exhibited in London, the provinces and abroad and can be found in private and corporate as well as public collections around the world. The paintings are very personal with a mischievous quality, bordering on the subversive.”

The exhibition will include a number of large-scale paintings as well as smaller works and some drawings. London Seen runs from March 26 to April 16 at the Zimmer Stewart Gallery, 29 Tarrant Street, Arundel; 01903 885867; james@zimmerstewart.co.uk; www.zimmerstewart.co.uk.