London is a fabulous place to search for antiques. If you’re looking for a great collection of antique furniture combined with contemporary artwork, then look no further than the LOVEDAY showrooms and shops. There is one conveniently located on Lots Road in Chelsea in the Furniture Cave, a shop in Islington, and one out in Ascot, for you ladies visiting Coworth Park for the weekend.
Joanna Ladowska has an extensive skill and passion for graphite artwork, drawing several famous celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe and Scarlett Johansson. Her intricate and detailed drawing could almost be mistaken for a photograph, such is the depth and quality of the work. Born in Lublin, Poland, from an early age, the young Ladowska concealed many of her works from her parents. Instead, many early works were published in children’s magazines. Although introduced to the worlds of graphics, design, analogue and digital photography, Ladowska’s passion remained in the medium of pencil, particularly the human face. Her technique of pencilled graphite work which is applied to canvas in stunning detail and proportionality is unique. Having received much acclaim in the critical art press, Ladowska recently won the People’s Choice Art Award for 2011.
You can see more of Ladowska’s work at the following locations:
The Furniture Caves, 1st Floor, 533 Kings Road, SW10 0TZ
Loveday Ascot, 5 Hermitage Parade, High Street, Ascot Sl5 7HE
Loveday Antiques, Furniture Vault 50 Camden Passage, Islington N1 8EA