The winner of The Frank Herring Easel Award is Alex Chilvers for his painting ‘London Fields Lido’
A painting of the London Fields Lido. I’m very interested in capturing people’s relationship with public leisure facilities. This is one of a number of gouache paintings I have created depicting people swimming in public pools around London. I draw on location using coloured pens and pastels before constructing the composition using gouache in the studio. I love to capture the movement of water and the energy of people swimming within a man-made space.