Unexpectedly there is an art gallery in the 38th floor glass walkway of the Gherkin - I say unexpectedly because, as everyone's eyes are glued to sweeping cityscape in front of them they rarely look anywhere else (the walkway is one place where visitors get really close to the glass) and I always wonder how much attention each artist's work actually gets. But then Michael Sole's work appeared and for the first time in five years I found myself as captivated by what was on the walls behind me as what was in front of me in the view. I found Michael's work breathtaking beautiful. I was invited to the Private View but didn't make it then suddenly one day he was there, chatting to some friends so I got to steal him for a minute and ask him about his work - yes, he's passionate about the sea and the sky (especially in extremes like storms) and yes, it shows. He's won lots of awards and is becoming very collectible - I'd say catch him while you can! www.michaelsole.co.uk
My favourite painting in Michael's show at the Gherkin 'Storm on the Rivieria'