Art Preview: Ed Gray - Ebb & Flow Aboard The Dixie Queen

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Art Preview: Ed Gray - Ebb & Flow Aboard The Dixie Queen
Ed Gray, St Mary Axe, City of London. Image courtesy of the artist.
Ed Gray, St Mary Axe, City of London. Image courtesy of the artist.
Ed Gray, Billingsgate Fish market. Image courtesy of the artist.
Ed Gray, Billingsgate Fish market. Image courtesy of the artist.
Ed Gray. Rock of Eye, Threadneedleman Tailor George Dyer of Walworth. Image courtesy of the artist.
Ed Gray. Rock of Eye, Threadneedleman Tailor George Dyer of Walworth. Image courtesy of the artist.
Ed Gray, The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath. Image courtesy of the artist.
Ed Gray, The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath. Image courtesy of the artist.

Pop-up galleries are becoming commonplace in London and though they often select some interesting spaces, this has to be one of the most inventive. Ed Gray's paintings portraying London life will be on display for one weekend on the replica paddle steamer, the Dixie Queen, which claims to be the largest entertainment and party boat in London.

Gray's paintings reflect various aspects of London life that should be familiar to us, whether it's suited city workers pounding the pavements with mobile phone in hand or relaxing scenes of Hampstead Heath on a sunny afternoon.

If you're keen to find out what inspires Gray and how he goes about finding the ideal scene to paint, the artist will be giving a free tour of the exhibition on both days at 3pm. The paintings are only on display for two days, but we were big fans of his show last year so expectations are high for this exhibition.

Ebb and Flow: Painter of London Life Ed Gray is on display on the Dixie Queen Boat by Butler's Wharf, Tower Bridge on 10 and 11 November. Admission is free.

Last Updated 04 November 2012