Olympic themed artwork chosen for London displays

Horsham artist Angela Brittain whose work is part of an Olympic art exhibition - photo by Toby Phillips
Horsham artist Angela Brittain whose work is part of an Olympic art exhibition - photo by Toby Phillips

A Horsham artist, who has recreated some of the most iconic scenes of the Olympics, has had her work chosen to feature in exhibitions this month.

Angela Brittain, who paints in her studio at her home in Hurst Road, has produced four paintings to celebrate some of the events taking place in this momentous year of sport.

Her painting entitled ‘Going for Gold’ depicts the cycle race that will be going passed Hampton Court and through into West Sussex via Box Hill. The silent communication between the competitors as they strive for leadership was the inspiration for this colourful painting.

‘A Perfect Handover’ about relay racers shows how even the most sublime moment in sport can give the runners that moment of doubt when it could still go pear-shaped.

‘Volleyball at Horse Guards Parade’ was inspired by the number of pigeons which were landing on the designated area when Angela went to research the venue for the painting. Not only did it feel like a most unlikely place to stage this beach event, it was obvious the pigeons were not overawed in any way.

The Celebration of Sport exhibition, supporting the homeless charity Crisis at The Bermondsey Project, SE15SF until Friday August 10.

Others are displayed at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in Waterloo until August 18, having been displayed at the Bankside Gallery, Southwark and the Society of Women Artists exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London.

Anyone who would like a particular sport painted can contact her through her website www.angelabrittain.co.uk