Above image from Paumes London Ateliers Guide.
Finally a place to hang my hat! This is the discovery I have been waiting for! My love of acessable illustration and art prints is high on my list of passions, and our move this weekend leads me to a place where there are no restrictions on wall-hangings [up till now my bookshelves and various surfaces have doubled as my art gallery]. So this wonderful shop on Columbia Road will be my my first stop after I slot my last book into place in my new home.
Elphick’s is a gallery/shop and studio owned by the artist Sharon Elphick known for her photographic montages of high-rise architecture. Located at 160 Columbia Road, London E2, Elphick’s acts as a studio during the week and a gallery/shop on a Sunday to coincide with the famous flower market.
Elphick’s sells Sharon’s work, other artist and illustrators work alongside carefully selected vintage ceramics, greetings cards and design led gifts. Luckily for readers not based in London, you can buy Elphicks wares online – hoorah!
I have my eye on this wonderful print by James Brown for my hallway… kind of perfect don’t you think?
Author: Rohini Wahi
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