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Nicholas Borden’s Lockdown Paintings

April 17, 2021
by the gentle author

Through all the chaos and disaster of the past year, Nicholas Borden has been painting continuously and produced an inspirational body of more than thirty splendid new works of visionary intensity of which it is my delight to reveal this selection

Arnold Circus, Boundary Estate

Tower of London

Meynell Rd, Hackney

Hackney Rd and beyond

Regent’s Canal

View from St John’s, Hackney

Tower Bridge

St Paul’s Cathedral

River Lea, Clapton

Gawber St, Bethnal Green

Tower block near Columbia Rd

Getting a bit of fresh air in Church St

St John of Jerusalem, Hackney

Victoria Park by Regent’s Canal

St Martin in the Field

Leopold Buildings, Columbia Rd

The Lake, Victoria Park

Southwark Cathedral

Liverpool St Station

Wishful thinking

Waterloo Bridge

Garrick Theatre, St Martin’s Lane

St Mary Le Bow, Cheapside

Well St Common, Hackney

Poole Rd, Hackney

Feeding pigeons near Mare St

Westminster Abbey

Public Baths

Christ Church, Spitalfields

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  1. April 17, 2021

    Lovely work!

  2. Simone permalink
    April 17, 2021

    These are wonderful…so evocative of mood and place

  3. Jane Jones permalink
    April 17, 2021

    What a fruitful lockdown with exuberance and joy topping the profit and loss account. I keep looking and revisiting these wonderful works. Thank you very much.

  4. April 17, 2021

    How magnificent! Too difficult to pick a favourite!

  5. April 17, 2021

    I admire Nicholas Borden’s productivity — it seems he was able to completely negate the pandemic during the working process.

    A favorite image that I immediately wanted to own is the simple view of Meynell Road in Hackney. I love it!

    Love & Peace

  6. Jill Wilson permalink
    April 17, 2021

    These are fab – so full of colour, atmosphere and energy! Interesting compositions too.

    Will there be an exhibition his lockdown paintings? Town House??

  7. April 17, 2021

    wonderful…so optimistic and alive…

  8. Desiree Michael permalink
    April 17, 2021

    London is such a lovely jumble of buildings, and he captures it all! Love it.

  9. April 17, 2021

    Great pics bravo they are so lyfe lyke

  10. Bernie permalink
    April 17, 2021

    The Lake, Victoria Park, took me back to Parmiter’s schooldays (1944-49) and many an idyllic summer lunchtime spent paddling around in one of the boats; threepence never better spent. Are boats still for hire, I wonder?

  11. Kelly Holman permalink
    April 17, 2021

    A wonderful collection. It is a privilege to see them, thank you. I love the vibrancy and exuberance of the vegetation particularly in ‘Arnold Circus, Boundary Estate’ and ‘Wishful Thinking’. Equally I adore the calm atmosphere and tones of ‘The Lake, Victoria Park’. And yes, something about Meynell Road, Hackney … But really, everything is a feast. Thank you again.

  12. Pauline Taylor permalink
    April 17, 2021

    Thank you, these are delightful and what a treat to see paintings that are not just a photographic record. I love the way the artist treats water, and St John at Hackney is of special interest as my grandmother, one of her sisters and her three brothers, were all baptized there. But the River Lea at Clapton has to be my favourite as my great grandparents had a house on Spring Lane beside the River Lea and I have copies of several paintings of the river which now belong to my youngest cousin’s family. Which member of the family was responsible for them I don’t know but they are very good, one shows the bridge at the bottom of Spring Hill, which still exists I believe, and another shows the view across the river towards Walthamstow when it was all open countryside. My grandfather used to row and skate on the river and I have the prizes that he won in the single sculls, he was a great sportsman enjoying swimming and boxing as well, a lovely man and a real cockney.

  13. shelley permalink
    April 17, 2021

    outstanding. such talent

  14. April 17, 2021

    Absolutely beautiful. Stunning colours.

  15. Tim Molloy permalink
    April 17, 2021

    I really enjoyed all of these paintings.
    Congratulations to the artist and thank you for sharing.
    Might there be an exhibition sometime soon ?
    A publication?
    I do hope so.

    Best Wishes to all…

  16. April 17, 2021

    Greetings from Boston,

    GA, kudos to Nicholas Borden for producing these wonderful London landscapes during the pandemic with no hint of gloom. My favorites are: the close up of “Tower Bridge,” “Saint Martin in the Field,” and “Regent’s Canal.” The latter reminds me of a lovely sail I had on one of those ancient boats from the elegance of Maida Vale to the vibrancy of Camden on a summer afternoon.

    Missing London today…

  17. Ann V permalink
    April 17, 2021

    Stunning! The paintings are just wonderful, but the one of Tower Bridge in particular just spoke to me. More please.

  18. April 17, 2021

    A beautiful collection of work – I can’t pick a favourite. I liked the River Lea painting, Wells Road Common, the Regents Canal and the Public Baths especially but they are all lively and bright. Best wishes Peta

  19. Saba permalink
    April 17, 2021

    Gorgeous use of color and form. The owner of one of these paintings would find something new to love every day. Thank you for showing these.

  20. April 17, 2021

    A simply wonderful, vibrant body of work by Nicholas, I love every one of them!

  21. Ros permalink
    April 17, 2021

    These are wonderful – such a sense of place and perspective that I’m transported time and time again – I started making a list of favourites and it got longer and longer – Meynell Rd, Gawber St. Tower Bridge, River Lea at Clapton, Tower block nr Columbia Rd, St. Martin in the Fields, Leopold Buildings, The Lake at Victoria Park, Southwark Cathedral, Public Baths, the Garrick Theatre…but all of them are full of life and character. An exhibition would be great news.

  22. April 17, 2021

    There’s a real vibrancy to these paintings

  23. April 18, 2021

    How beautiful he makes England look. My heart aches at these inward visions of the outward. Ellen

  24. Mark permalink
    April 18, 2021

    Does he have a spare for my living room wall?

  25. Christy Boyd permalink
    April 20, 2021

    Thank you for such lively paintings. I used to live in Hackney Road at the Columbia Road end, and these exciting colours bring back good memories and the atmosphere of being there.

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