‘The Last Pie’ depicts one of the final days of the legendary pie and mash shop F Cooke on Broadway Market, Hackney. I took photographs and produced studies towards the end of 2019 but completed the painting early 2020, when F Cooke officially closed its doors for good. It was such an East-End institution, I was desperate to capture a moment there before we lost it forever!
I love to illustrate scenes from everyday life — mostly people in their favourite places. This can be anywhere from Hackney (where I live) to Northumberland (where I am from).
The Last Pie h 25cm x w 17cm