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Liam O’Farrell’s Markets

August 24, 2021
by the gentle author

As you can see, Artist Liam O’Farrell loves markets of all kinds – old and new, large and small – so it is my pleasure to publish this gallery of his watercolour paintings celebrating this essential element of the identity of London

Broadway Market

Columbia Rd Market

Brick Lane Market

Bacon St Market

Sclater St Market

Whitechapel Market

Spitalfields Market

Borough Market

Covent Garden Market

Camden Market

Portobello Rd Market

South Bank Market

Liam O’Farrell pictured in Fournier St

Images copyright © Liam O’Farrell

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15 Responses leave one →
  1. Glenn permalink
    August 24, 2021

    Beautiful water-colours!

  2. August 24, 2021

    Liam’s work is beautiful and instantly recognizable. I saw his art in the background on American TV one night and knew the painting was his. I didn’t recognize the person in the foreground, who is apparently a famous footballer. 😉

  3. August 24, 2021

    Such gorgeous pictures

  4. August 24, 2021

    Liam O’Farrell’s way of doing watercolors excites me. It could be that he inspires me to activate my disused drawing skills as well.

    Thank you for this wonderful story!

    Love & Peace

  5. Bernie permalink
    August 24, 2021

    Ridley Road, where are you?

  6. Jill Wilson permalink
    August 24, 2021

    These are lovely characterful paintings and good reminders about how important it is to protect all these different markets which are such a vital part of London life.

    I would love to see a painting of the entire length of Whitechapel Market with all the different buildings behind the stalls – again it would be a great reminder of how varied and interesting the street is, and how important it is to protect the conservation area.

  7. August 24, 2021

    Many thanks to The Gentle Author for the post on my market paintings

    Janet Mohler : The famous footballer was Gary Lineker, he had a picture of mine on his wall. I saw it when he was broadcasting from home on lockdown. A bit of a surprise as i didn’t know he had it.

    Best wishes


  8. August 24, 2021

    No Hoxton Street? One of London’s oldest markets.

  9. Peter Hart permalink
    August 24, 2021

    Beautiful watercolours. A wonderful record of the markets.

  10. Shelley permalink
    August 24, 2021


  11. Ann V permalink
    August 24, 2021

    I absolutely love these paintings and would happily have any or all of them on my wall at home. Fabulous!

  12. Cherub permalink
    August 25, 2021

    I love the people in these pictures – all going about their busy day, stopping to chat and being entertained by a busker. These paintings really do show street life and are very sweet and cheerful.

  13. Jeremy permalink
    August 26, 2021

    Fascinated to see these pictures! Does any one know the history – origins and demise – of Bacon Street Market? I used to have an association with the splendid St Matthias Primary School in Bacon Street, which presumably for some time co-existed with the market.

    It would be good to know more!

  14. September 2, 2021

    Amazing. I do so admire talented artists

  15. Stella permalink
    October 3, 2021

    Love the Lowry-type figures! (And far better than Lowry I might add!)

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