'Allans of Petworth’ is from a series of paintings depicting the independent shops of Petworth. This particular painting is of a gentleman's taylor that's been in business since 1964.
Petworth is bucking the trend with it's untouched myriad of antique, gift and curio shops with no sign of the current decline in high street shops.
In recent years neighbourhoods have changed and lost much of their individuality and charm to modern development. The country is seeing its fastest rate of shop closures in four years, and it is predicted that 20,000 businesses could close in the next two years due to a combination of high rents, stagnating wages and an increase in internet shopping.