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.
London Artists: Rosalind Freeborn's Paper Portraits And Local Shopkeepers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you've got some outstanding Londony work you'd like to share.
Last Updated 31 May 2011