London, Tower Bridge mono

London, Tower Bridge mono

£2,500.00Price

Oil on Canvas

H 76cm x W 101cm

2009

Unframed

 

DESCRIPTION:

Tower Bridge plays a large part in my life.  Upon first moving to London, one of the first places I worked 6 years ago was Landmark’s Serviced Offices  (which to this day is home) in Royal Mint Court opposite the Tower of London overlooking Tower Bridge.  Always  changing throughout the seasons but forever constant I walk over  Tower Bridge along the river on the way home to London Bridge Station.  Many times over the last 6 years when friends and family come to visit Tower Bridge is one of the Landmarks I take them to for the realisation of being in London.  I take them through London Dungeons, along the river seen here, over the bridge, through the Tower of London and finish with a bat ride down the river to Westminster/London Eye


The tower is 98.6 metres (323 ft) tall, and stands alone in a corner of St Mark's Square, near the front of the basilica. It has a simple form, the bulk of which is a fluted brick square shaft, 12 metres (39 ft) wide on each side and 50 metres (160 ft) tall, above which is a loggia surrounding the belfry housing five bells. The belfry is topped by a cube, alternate faces of which show the Lion of St. Mark and the female representation of Venice (la Giustizia: Justice). The tower is capped by a pyramidal spire, at the top of which sits a golden weathervane in the form of the archangel Gabriel  The campanile reached its present form in 1514. The current tower was reconstructed in its present form in 1912 after the collapse of 1902. On the far side of the Piazzetta is the side wall of the Doge's Palace and the Libreria  seen from the Lagoon.

EXHIBITIONS
London - Multiple

MANDII POPE

 

Kiwi born, London-based artist Mandii Pope specialises in a variety of styles Cityscapes, Beach Landscapes, Pop Art Portraits, Fantasy Art, Spin Art, Contemporary, Abstract, Kiwiana, Nudes, Illustration, 3D Sculpture, Circular Canvas, Flow/Fluid Art.

Her works are held in private and commercial collections internationally. Mandii has completed 27 public art sculptures to date for various charities around the globe and conducted live art with royalty for charity events. She was a finalist for the NZ Society UK New Zealander of the year 2016 from raising £100K for charity.

Mandii managed the Landmark Plc Art Collection in London and is currently Co-Director of The Dragon Gallery.

Originally from New Zealand, Amanda-Grace (Mandii) has been a full-time practising artist for over 20 years alongside Corporate positions in Advertising, Television, Telecommunications, Packaging, Retail, Commercial Property, Merchandising, Sales and Marketing and Management.

In 2004 Amanda-Grace (Mandii) settled in London, working at Landmark Plc for 13 years until the company sold in 2017 whilst also working as a full time Artist with artworks in private and corporate collections internationally, with solo and group shows in the South Pacific, Europe and UAE. She curated the Landmark Art collection as the Executive Assistant, administering the UAL Degree Show Programme.

In 2016 she was a finalist for New Zealander of the Year in the UK for her longstanding contribution of her own art-based charity work.

Growing up in New Zealand as a child Mandii would often create from props from her Fathers Hardware store from found objects and can turn her hand to most styles and mediums, which resulted for a love for Art Department in TV and Film.

Encapsulating memories in oils or acrylics, her cityscapes document her travels.  Her abstract fluid or spin paintings are either Corporate Commissions created to a brief, or specific colour palette.  The inspiration behind these are based on emotion channelling daily life and current events into explosive colour.

Beach landscapes is when she’s missing New Zealand, Kiwiana circular works are educating overseas cultures with stories from Maori Ancestors.  Airbrushed portraits are painting New Zealander of the year.  Public Art Sculptures are for Charity, some are based on historical events or characters, others a montage of the local city, some are based on pop culture to raise more for charity.  She is psychically and spiritually driven in everything she does, her inspiration comes from internal dialogue.