This is Surrey Chambers, on the corner of St Geoprges Terrace and Howard Street. Another one of Perth’s beautiful lost buildings, though I think this one was significantly damaged in the Meckering earthquake. My second Perth Heritage painting, this time in (digital) pencil and wash. Based on a photograph that showed the building not long after completion.
Just finished this painting. It is my attempt at a looser, more impressionist style city scene. This is Moir’s (later T&G) chambers on the corner of St George’s Terrace and Barrack Street, Perth, Western Australia, as it looked in the 1950’s.
Sadly, a building which was regarded as one of the finest in Perth was demolished in 1960, in the face of much protest, to make way for another unappealing concrete office block.
I had a lot of fun doing this and think I managed to stay true to my idea of painting with less precise detail.