Undaunted by the rain, nearly 200 artists arrived at the Victoria Embankment Gardens, London, U.K.,?
Undaunted by the rain, nearly 200 artists arrived at the Victoria Embankment Gardens, London, U.K., May 2, to claim space for their paintings at London's famous annual open-air art show. There is no charge for the artists who exhibit, and no charge for visitors and potential buyers. The most important feature from the painters point of view; there is no selection committee to face.
Paintings range from startling strokes of the impressionist school, to the normal self-portraits and landscapes. One of the woman exhibitors passed the time smoking her pipe. Another brought his bulldog "Timber" along for company. The dog spent his day growling and barking at the many paintings of cats.
In some cases the artist finished their works while they were on show, much to the interest of their fellow painters. Tired of waiting for a buyer one man went to sleep on a park bench beside his work.