'Impressions of London'
The great American painter Whistler, wrote in a famous lecture of 1885 that it was only the artist who could understand the teeming life of the Thames:
"And when the evening mist clothes the riverside with poetry, as with a veil, and the poorer buildings lose themselves in the dim sky, and the tall chimneys become campanili, and the warehouses are palaces in the night, and the whole city hangs in the heavens, and fairy-land is before us—then the wayfarer hastens home; the working man and the cultured one, the wise man and the one of pleasure, cease to understand, as they have ceased to see, and Nature, who for once has sung in tune, sings her exquisite song to the artist alone, her son and her master—her son in that he loves her, her master in that he knows her".
In this series of paintings Devon has attempt to evoke and capture Whistler's sentiments.
All the artworks below are available to buy as prints at Kallos Fine Art.