London artist brings his whimsical humour to Ealing

Artist at work: Martin Grover in his studio. Note his famous Driver's Prayer bus stop on the left

Artist at work: Martin Grover in his studio. Note his famous Driver's Prayer bus stop on the left

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A LONDON artist who has exhibited prints and paintings around the world is bringing nearly 50 new works to a show much closer to home, in Ealing.

Martin Grover, who lives and paints in Lambeth, often paints scenes from the West London area and his images can be found in private collections as far away as Mexico, Australia and Hong Kong.

The former Royal Academy student’s work will be at the For Art’s Sake gallery from mid-September, with a silent auction for all the pieces, in aid of the Sight Savers charity.

Brian Davis, owner of For Art’s Sake, said he was delighted to showcase the work of one of Britain’s leading print-makers.

“Martin’s work will resonate with all, but especially Londoners, as his paintings incorporate many local parks, road junctions and railway viaducts,” he said.

The playful screen prints refer to everything. from childhood record collections to iconic traffic signs, bus stops and buses themselves.

Mr Davis added: “Martin brings a whimsical humour to his work that strikes a chord with people, a classic example being his Driver’s Prayer bus stop – though I couldn’t possibly endorse the ‘deliver us from Ealing’ sentiment!”

The show, titled Whatever Shines Should Be Observed, is free to enter and is open Mon–Fri, 10am–5:30pm, Sat 10am–6pm, Sun noon–5pm.

For Art’s Sake, 45 Bond Street, Ealing, September 18 – October 26.

Details 020 8579 6365, www.forartssake.com, www.martingrover.com, www.sightsavers.com

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