I always love going back to London, especially since I re-discovered my love for art. There are so many great places to visit even if it’s for the umpteenth time! Each time I am in London I always seem to be drawn to The National Gallery and The National Portrait Gallery. They are both walking distance to one another. This always works well as an art day. During this visit I spent a day visiting both of these. I always appreciate something different on each visit.
I visited The Royal Academy of Arts which is just tucked away in busy Piccadilly Circus in Central London. Once you walk into the main courtyard you feel like you have left behind busy Piccadilly. I spent a whole afternoon exploring this wonderful place.
The British Library had an exhibit for Alice in Wonderland. This exhibit included all the original notes, transcripts, sketches of characters from when the author created the story 150 years ago. I wasn’t allowed to take photos of the material. It was incredible to see the thought process of how the author created characters and developed the story. I even saw initial sketches of Alice from 150 years ago.
The Tate Modern has been on my list of places to re-visit. So off I went! I walked from London Waterloo train station to this museum.
This visit made me realize that I need to see varied art and visit exhibits that don’t always directly relate to the art I am creating. As always, it was a great 2 weeks in the UK. I took away a lot from my art days out. I also managed to spend quality time with family and friends.
A big thank you to my friend Andy, who did a great job taking photo’s of me shown in this blog.