London Artists: Rosalind Freeborn's Paper Portraits And Local Shopkeepers

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London Artists: Rosalind Freeborn's Paper Portraits And Local Shopkeepers

Rosalind Freeborn is an artist working out of a studio in Muswell Hill. A few years back, she painted a touching series of portraits of local shopkeepers, including her cheesemonger, newsagent and butchers. In keeping with the 'local' theme, these went on show in the neighbourhood estate agents.

Paper portrait of Bob Hoskins
Paper portrait of Bob Hoskins
Paper portrait of Andrew Marr
Paper portrait of Andrew Marr
Paper portrait of Fay Weldon
Paper portrait of Fay Weldon
Andrew in the antique shop next to Barclays on Colney Hatch Lane
Andrew in the antique shop next to Barclays on Colney Hatch Lane
Cheeses on Fortis Green
Cheeses on Fortis Green
Midhurst butchers
Midhurst butchers
Mr & Mrs Shah in the newsagents next to Pizza Express
Mr & Mrs Shah in the newsagents next to Pizza Express
Ice-skating at Somerset House
Ice-skating at Somerset House
Ice-skating at Greenwich
Ice-skating at Greenwich
Ice-skating at Hampton Court
Ice-skating at Hampton Court
Ice-skating at Marble Arch
Ice-skating at Marble Arch

Her latest project looks beyond N10 to the world of fame and celebrity. Using thousands of fragments of paper torn from magazines, Rosalind has created these beautiful 'paper portraits' of well known personalities. Her likenesses include Andrew Marr, Bob Hoskins and Fay Weldon.

A third series of images depicts the seasonal ice rinks of London, including Somerset House, Hampton Court and Marble Arch. The Lowry-esque depictions are also made from torn out paper.

Rosalind's paper portraits aren't restricted to the famous, however, and she's accepting commissions via her web site.

We're always happy to hear from other talented London artists, particular those who document the city or its inhabitants. Drop us a line at tips@londonist.com if you've got some outstanding Londony work you'd like to share.

Last Updated 31 May 2011