I first saw the work of the Brittish painter Doreen Fletcher (1952) on Spitalfields Life, the daily blog by The Gentle Author.
For twenty years Fletcher painted numerous shopfronts around London's East End.
Small bussinesses, held together with a lick of paint.
Sad maybe, but also beautiful.
In 2004 Fletcher gave up painting this subject, as there was no interest for these paintings.
Luckily nowadays there is recognition for this work.
And rightly so!