This is the kitchen above the famous George Tavern in Stepney Green, London. It’s a beautiful room, and I was struck by its asymmetric shape and the huge window casting a soft light across the interior. I loved the yellow-cream panelled walls and the array of pots and vessels on the dresser, as well as the rich blues of the beautiful utilitarian china plates and teapot, matched by the hanging shirts.
This Grade II listed pub on Commercial Road – a thoroughfare that runs from Docklands to the city – is run as a legendary bar, performance and music venue by the indomitable artist and landlady Pauline Forster. The site as a public house dates back 700 years, and is mentioned in the works of Dickens, Pepys and Chaucer.
And a video of the exhibition is now available to view on Youtube here
Title: A View of the Kitchen at The George Tavern
Medium: Oil on linen
Dimensions (h x w): 46 x 56cm unframed (18 x 22″); 49 x 59cm framed (19 x 23″)