The Village (Walthamstow) – lost

Landscapes and scenes

Picked a house in Walthamstow to paint. I saw this spot first and it was lit wonderfully BUT the weather had other plans for me. Rained on twice and the shadows I wanted which were present at 4, quickly ran away from me. At least I have the base light. Now I have the original moments captured and it’s time to work on it from the protection of the studio/kitchen. This was unfortunately one of the paintings lost in my luggage on the transfer over to Sofia I will start again though.

City from Walthamstow

Landscapes and scenes, Pleinair
‘City from Walthamstow’ – Ben Saunders (Acrylic on board – 40 x 40 cm)

Painting a distant horizon from St James Park, Walthamstow. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what that pointy building was. I settled on the Shard obviously BUT was still curious . Whilst taking the overground into Liverpool Street the next day it turns out it’s The Guerkin, The Walkie Talkie and The Shard blended together in silhouette. Will have to settle on finishing this. One day.

Post cameraphone – Solo exhibition (12th May – 12th Apr 2019)


A chronology of plein air paintings and drawings by Ben Saunders between 2017 and 18. Pieces range from early oil pastel studies through to final pieces, painted using acrylic. Paintings are for sale.

Where > Hanbury Hall, 22 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QR

When – 12th May – 12th Apr 2019

Few people rarely have the opportunity to show results of work so early in thir journeye and very few would dare at this stage in their journey.  A defining factor of my practice over the two years has been about throwing myself into things before I have thought I am ready.