Spitalfields Life Books
In recent years, Doreen Fletcher’s atmospheric paintings have reached a wide audience who appreciate her tender and poignant vision of the changing capital. For twenty years, Doreen Fletcher painted the streets of East London until, discouraged by lack of recognition and constant rejection by the art establishment, she gave up in 2003. Only a chance meeting with The Gentle Author of the Spitalﬁelds Life blog and subsequent publication brought her painting to public attention. Subsequently, she enjoyed two sell-out shows of her work and had a painting hung in the National Gallery last year when she was shortlisted for the ﬁrst Evening Standard Contemporary Art Award.