Navnit qualified as an Architect in 1986 and runs his own architectural practice in North West London.
His passion is painting and he has recently had a painting exhibited at this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art – as well as another piece chosen by the RIBA for an Exhibition of Architects’ Work
My artwork depicts one of the oldest and famous traditions associated with the East End of London – Pie & Mash! My 10 x 10 square revealed an area covering Hoxton Street, Shoreditch with its diverse array of shops, including the famous Grade II listed Hoxton Music Hall, street market, coffee shops, amongst many others and of course F. Cooke, Pie & Mash, Hoxton trading since the 1800′s and still providing the much loved and traditional pie and mash, ensuring that it remains part of London’s heritage.
I was particularly drawn to the pie and mash shop with its racing green facade and traditional gold sign writing, the atmospheric hanging lights and the customers enjoying their pie and mash, which no doubt they have been doing all their lives. The proprietor Joe proudly stands at the door.