The Scotsman 27 October 2023
Scene one. The lights go up on a narrow Victorian townhouse near London’s King’s Road. We are greeted at the front door by James Gordon, a tall man in his 80s, who welcomes us in. He wastes no time launching into a tour of the property. There is a lot to take in.
Every inch of wall space is taken up by framed prints, sketches and paintings. It is the same downstairs in the basement bedroom, here on the ground floor and upstairs in the living room, which is decorated in an audacious red. “This door is the only place I haven’t hung pictures,” he says, moving into the next room.
The pictures are varied. Some are swathes of abstract colour, others are detailed architectural views, others still show figures in flowing robes or period dress, variously impressionistic and precise. [READ MORE]