An homage to L.S.Lowry

I visited The Lowry earlier today (Sunday). It’s been a long standing ambition of mine to study Lowry’s work in a little more detail. I fell in love with it.

The juvenile appearance of his more famous paintings seem to belie some ability with the pencil. I admire his work and his attitude to his work. It seems that on a number of occasions he took the advice of others to help shift direction and improve as an artist.
I’ve no doubt that it also helped him to become significantly more commercial.


As I left Salford Quays I took a detour and found a few back streets to take some photographs. I’d taken a few photographs of the back streets of Liverpool around Toxteth a few months earlier so with a bit of Photoshopping I managed to splice together a composition.

I am conscious of the inconsistent lighting in this piece but as an exercise in employing Lowry’s loose style I think it works.

What do you think?


The finished piece


Initial ink outline