View in a room
During my second session on this, I was thinking about Ken Howard's work partly because the view reminded me of his brilliant San Marco paintings. Only moments later a voice cut through the noise of Victoria Street: "Are you Peter Brown?” Something about the tone told me he knew I wasn’t. I looked round to find the man himself: Ken Howard! What a lovely surprise.
The conversation soon moved on to nicknames. Following Pete the Street (Peter Brown's long-standing nickname), someone has suggested High Street Ken. Neither of us could come up with a play on my name. As he said goodbye and disappeared into the distance, I couldn’t stop smiling at my new-found ability to materialise great artists merely by thinking about them.
Frame: Gesso with distressed and toned metal leaf