Painter brings his visionary landscapes to the Barking Boathouse gallery

Artist, Stuart Cohen with his paintings

Artist, Stuart Cohen with his paintings - Credit: Vickie Flores

Artist Stuart Cohen is heading back to the borough where he worked at his father’s clothing factory in the 1970s, to put on his own art exhibition.

Stuart is bringing his work to the Boathouse for the enjoyment of a new crowd of painters and art lovers.

“The last time I put on an exhibition was in Jerusalem, so now I just want to exhibit again for my work to be seen and get out to a new group of people,” he said.

Stuart was invited to the Barking gallery by curator and director Carole Pluckrose. His exhibition, Until Now, showcases a series of abstract paintings.

“It’s a very interesting venue on the river and it’s just a new adventure for me to take on,” Stuart said.“I think it will be a great experience as it’s such a big and trendy space right on the river.”

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He is the son of abstract artist and sculptress, Myra Cohen, and has always wanted to follow in his mum’s footsteps.

He said: “I have been a painter for 45 years and my mother was an artist so it’s kind of in the family genes.

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“I knew when I left school I wanted to paint, so I have done ever since. Don’t get me wrong, it was tough at times, but we just have to keep painting away.”

Stuart will be on hand at the Abbey Road gallery to answer questions about his work every Friday from 12.45pm until 3pm.

The Until Now exhibition runs until Sunday, August 2. Admission is free. For more info, call 020 8709 1777 or visit

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