Marc Gooderham has always lived and worked in London. The city is the main source of inspiration with London's grey, unsettling skies creating the perfect backdrop. Marc captures a certain sadness in the buildings he paints, drawing attention to parts of the city that are ignored on a daily basis. Above our heads are the shop fronts of crumbling and faded grandeur that most of us will pass by without a second glance.
Concentrating on the city's decaying, unique architecture Marc captures the singular beauty to be found in those neglected buildings that have fallen into disrepair as the living city continues to evolve around them.
Born in 1977 in West London, he attended The University of Westminster to study Illustration. During the decade following this Marc temporarily exchanged his paint brushes for drum sticks and released a number of albums and singles to phenomenal commercial indifference! Following this sabbatical in the heady world of rock n' roll Marc has returned to his first love of painting.
Desolate buildings, with their peeling paint, numberless front doors, and glimpses into empty rooms through uncurtained windows, naturally evoke a loneliness inherent in any large city. But their stillness also invites contemplation – of the lives once lived here, and the new lives that continue to do so.