Local artist Mira Connolly loves discovering the nooks and crannies of the Borough and her work is concentrated around local scenes.
Connolly moved to Mile End 20 years ago and, after having been made redundant in 2010, attended several of Ginny Hawkes’ Art4U2 classes in printmaking and other media. Through this, she has discovered a love of painting and was shortlisted last year for the Royal Academy of Art’s prestigious Open Exhibition.
Current work particularly focuses on the greenery of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park which provides a wealth of ever-changing subject matter. She has also painted a number of ‘night-time’ paintings, intrigued by the mysterious interplay between light and dark. She paints in oils and uses a limited palette in order to provide balance and harmony to her work.
‘Painting Bow’ starts on Wednesday 1 December and runs until 25 January 2022. Open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.