A video by The Londonist about my paintings of London Markets

4 Aug No Comments

The online London tourist site ‘The Londonist’ contacted me and asked if they could do a feature on some of my London paintings.   They were particularly keen on my London street market scenes. Naturally, I was happy to oblige. Once the article was done, they decided to do a (read more…)

The LONDONIST have done a feature on my London Market paintings

19 Jul No Comments

Those nice people at LONDONIST, the very popular events guide to London decided to a feature on my paintings of London’s many and varied markets. “Artist Liam O’Farrell has traversed London’s biggest markets, immortalising them in his wonderful watercolours. Here, we see the markets through Liam’s eyes — some bustling, some deathly silent (read more…)

Launching my YouTube Channel – A Sketchbook View

26 Apr 9 Comments

This month I am launching my YouTube channel. It is something I have been wanted to do for a long time and am most pleased that I have finally got around to it. I will be doing videos regularly so please do subscribe, and add the odd ‘like’ too if (read more…)

A painting of Leadenhall Market, London

24 Aug No Comments

Whilst wondering about The City of London one weekend, I accidently came across Leadenhall Market. I had no idea it was there and it is a bit of a shock at first site. An ornate red cake wedding cake of a building muscled in either side by concrete and glass. (read more…)

A painting of Dalston Yard Street Feast, Hackney, London

24 Jan 6 Comments

I was invited to do a painting of The Dalston Yard Street Feast in Hackney London. This being a disused light industrial factory complex in the heart of Dalston, which has found a new life as a street food eatery, and a night spot. Click images below to see them larger About (read more…)

Paintings of ten London Street Markets part 2 of 2

16 Dec 3 Comments

I have been painting London scenes for many years and has a particular interest in the ever changing face of the street markets. Many have been on the same site for over 500 years, and some for just a few years. To survive and thrive however each has to adapt to (read more…)

Paintings of ten London Street Markets part 1 of 2

16 Dec No Comments

I have been painting London scenes for many years and has a particular interest in the ever changing face of the street markets. Many have been on the same site for over 500 years, and some for just a few years. To survive and thrive however each has to adapt to (read more…)

A painting of Broadway Market, Hackney, London

16 Nov 2 Comments

This painting is available to buy here as a limited edition print. If any East London market tells a story of steady gentrification of the area it is Broadway Market in Hackney. It was first opened in the 1890’s to serve the local population who lived in the newly built (read more…)

A painting of Berwick Street Market, Soho London

9 Oct 2 Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here Berwick Street in Soho has been there since 1703 and it wasn’t long before local traders figured out that this small street would be a good spot to sell fruit, vegetables and general (read more…)

A painting of The Real Food Market on the Southbank

8 Jul No Comments

See this painting larger by clicking here I was recently asked to paint The Real Food Market on the Southbank in London by a client who used to work there with his wife. They had great memories over the years and wanted something permanent to remember it all by. About the (read more…)

A painting of Spitalfields Market, London

29 Apr No Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print here Producing a painting of this scene of Spitalfields Market has long been on my list of ‘Paintings to do’. I love painting markets, and this one is a real treat with plenty of history attached too. So when I was (read more…)

A painting of Brick Lane market

4 Jan 2 Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print here There has been a market on Brick Lane since the 17th Century and was then known as ‘The Truman Markets after the old brewery that used to be on situated at number 91. In those days, it was just a (read more…)

A painting of Camden Market, London

24 Nov No Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here Camden market is situated on the Regent’s Canal and occupies a complex of disused Victorian warehouses, and even an old horse hospital, that cluster around the canal and up Camden High Street. It (read more…)

A days painting in Kensington and Chelsea with Pintar Rapido

6 Aug 7 Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print here. Pintar Rapido is essentially a painting competition where you have to paint a picture in a single day and exhibit the next day all within the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Last year I did a watercolour painting of (read more…)

A painting of Bacon Street Market, Spitalfields

22 May No Comments

This framed painting is available to buy here or to buy as a limited edition print here Someone who has never visited Brick Lane Market before could be forgiven for thinking that ‘Brick Lane market’ was all there is, you will discover, however, a few scattered other market gems huddled (read more…)

A watercolour of Covent Garden Market

16 Jan 2 Comments

I was commissioned to do a painting of Covent Garden in central London. The client asked for a picture of the present market hall built in 1830, also including a few local characters. A delight to do. When I arrived on site sketchbook in hand I began pulling in the (read more…)

An oil painting of the Whitechapel Road

31 Aug 2 Comments

This painting is available to buy as a limited edition print This is the Whitechapel Road in East London. I have painted this scene a number of times and i am still drawn to it. A street like this will at first site appear static, unchanging. Though on closer observation (read more…)

A completed Painting of Columbia Road Market

31 Aug No Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print After much aggravation in the initial drawing stage I have finally completed the painting of Columbia Road Market. It was a challenge to do and took much longer than I first anticipated. I just kept adding figures. The last being the (read more…)