Paintings of north London landmarks exhibited at Lauderdale House for disability charities

A teacher and pupil are preparing for an exhibition of their work which depicts familiar north London landscapes and landmarks.

A collection of mixed media paintings by Crouch End artist Miranda Watson and her pupil Elizabeth Thacker will be unveiled at Lauderdale House, in Highgate Hill, Highgate, from next Wednesday.

Sales of the paintings – depicting sights such as Highgate Wood, Hampstead Heath and Alexandra Palace – will raise money for youth theatre charity Haringey Shed and disabled ballet company I Can Dance.

The charities have both closely supported Ms Thacker, 20, who has special needs, in the past.

Ms Watson said: “It’s a lot of work getting everything ready, but we’re both really looking forward to unveiling all the paintings next week at the private viewing.”

The exhibition, titled The Colours of Joy, runs until May 26.