THE FACE OF LONDON

07/07/2020
While watching a Harry Potter film the other day an idea for a painting popped into my head. The arch villain in the Harry Potter movies is a chap called Voldermort, the very devil himself with a face to match. Well his face reminded me of a Francis Bacon painting who was a bit of a devil himself. I don’t know why but for me Bacon’s paintings epitomise the spirit and character of London and therefore by extension so does the face of you know who. So the image that popped into my mind was a portrait of Voldemort beside a Union Jack with the words ‘The Face of London’. The painting isn’t quite finished yet but close enough to give a good sense of what I am aiming for.