Here is my entry for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015, now open. "Dalston: Battle of the Lapiths and Centaurs" by John Close. Charcoal on paper, 125cm x 155cm, 2015. Catalogue description: "My inspiration is the Parthenon Metopes at the British Museum, based on a Greek mythological conflict of cultures. This version is in Dalston, my place of birth in the London Borough of Hackney. The process of gentrification has put a new, affluent class amongst struggling local communities-
My life drawing courses at the Mary Ward Centre and Hampstead School Of Art are now fully booked for the Autumn term! However, there are often cancellations and drop-outs, please do enquire for any spare places. I am now teaching a drop-in class for London Drawing at the Vaults Gallery, on Monday evenings, 7-9. Please see my "Classes" page for all links.