Steve Kidd Art

β›ͺ Christ Church, Spitalfields

This church was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and built between 1714 and 1729 so as English churches go it’s pretty much brand new.
It was part of a project to build fifty new churches but only a dozen were built in the end, half of which were by Kawksmoor. Most of them have a similar simple box design behind the facade so it’s the front that I picked to draw.
I’ve been going in to have a few words with Him upstairs so thought it made sense to pick this one, it’s probably the best of the twelve anyway.
I’ll be doing a series of drawings this year which feature London buildings, I’ll post up the first of these in a few days but looking up in wonder at the building is a key aspect.
As you can see this wasn’t planned, I didn’t have any art materials with me so a freehand sketch with biro and notepad would have to do.

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