Magic Metropolis

Karen Neale invites you to ‘Magic Metropolis’.

‘Magic Metropolis’ brings together paintings, canvases, prints and published books from my ‘London in Landscape’ and ‘A Fellow Traveller’ sketchbooks, along with sketches I’ll be doing around Clerkenwell in the run up to the exhibition. With inspiration from the exhibition of views of London and other fabulous cities, visitors are invited to create their own beautiful building to add to a large scale map of a made-up metropolis, in the centre of the exhibition. Each unique addition adds to the collective community to create another magical metropolis….. and there’ll be signed books for the most magical creations! You can find further information on opening times here, or below.

Sketch in progress, Clerkenwell

Some of you who are a little more ‘social media savvy’ than this techno dinosaur will know that I have finally, only a decade after the rest of the World, have entered Facebook world. you can see a little video of me sketching around the exhibition venue this week. Sounding very needy, please do ‘Like’ and ‘follow’ me as I fumble through the fog and find the fuzz and fizz of Facebook.


Me sketching Outside Craft Central Gallery

As I’ve said many times, it is a real joy and privilege to simply stand in a place for a few hours and capture a little corner of the world around me in pen and paint. If you are in the Stamford area in May come and join me ‘Sketching Stamford with Karen Neale’ on Monday mornings. With sketchbook and pen (or pencil), discover the peace and pleasure of drawing the world around us. I will demonstrate details and share sketching secrets. Sign up at The Arts Centre from the end of March, which will be our base and tea and biscuit supply – sketching essentials!


Also in Stamford, I will be doing my pop-up ‘Art on the Market’ stall again on Friday 24th and 31st March. As usual come and find me amongst the cumin, cushions and cauliflowers on the brilliant Broad Street Market. And finally for now, I’ll be back at Stamford Arts Centre for a one day workshop with WVAS on 21st May and with ESCartists Arts event on 11th June.
Do say Hello if you see me scribbling in my sketchbook on the streets of London or Stamford. My contact details are below.
With best wishes
Karen Neale
07710 406 967
facebook: @karennealeartist

Magic Metropolis in the making!


Spring Events Calendar
• 24th March – 9am – 3pm – Friday Market, Broad Street, Stamford, PE9
• 31st March – 9am – 3pm – Friday Market, Broad Street, Stamford, PE9
• 10th -15th April 2017 – Magic Metropolis Exhibition – The Gallery, Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DSOpening Times: Mon -12 -8pm, Tues-Thurs- 11am – 6.30pm, Fri & Sat -11am -4pm
• 8th, 15th & 22nd May, 5th & 12th June – ‘Sketching Stamford with Karen Neale’
• 21st May – Sketching Workshop with WVAS
• 11th June ESCartists event