Tokarska Gallery, Walthamstow. London

All visitors to the Olympic and Paralympic Park would get another treat by taking a 158 bus down to Blackhorse Road Station and soaking up the art in the Tokarska Gallery. It’s a 3 minute walk from the big junction at Blackhorse Road Station to a fabulous venue on Forest Road E17. Who’d have thought a gallery would be there? And there’s a Tesco opposite too.

Nadiya Tokarska’s work is thorough in its celebration of London images and iconic views. There are the red buses, the black taxis, the Metromales, the Free Mason and  parking signs, and the Pret á Manger adverts. You are drawn into slate blues, ochre and pillar-box reds and traffic light unshiny black hoods.

The Mayor himself should award wall space to those first class oil paintings in hallowed Guildhall or St Paul’s Cathedral; up in the City where they fit nicely. Tokarska is displaying great pieces of her architect and artist self.

It was good to see good art.

The art is for sale giving a chance to all art lovers to consider a buy at a mere £270 and rising. Hard honest work always pays off.

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