Two artists will demonstrate their “passion for London” at an exhibition next month.

Feza Erkeller–Yuksel and Helen Lee have been painting together since they met at Insight Studios in New Barnet seven years ago.

They both live in Muswell Hill and have similarly been inspired by the suburban streets of London and its iconic landmarks.

Dr Erkeller-Yuksel, 57, is from Istanbul and has lived in England for 25 years. She paints in oil and her work depicts scenes of the Thames as well as Cappadocia - the region where her grandparents’ live in Turkey.

She said: “I first decided to paint scenes of London when I was standing in front of the Tate Britain earlier this year.

“The clouds were such a beautiful colour and I could see Parliament and down towards Battersea. It was my inspiration.

“Mine and Helen’s work shows our passion for London. It’s a celebration of the capital as well as a celebration of this summer with the Queen’s Jubilee and the Olympics. We hope it will be uplifting for people to see.”

Mrs Lee, 46, who moved to London from the North East, will display a series of watercolours on the city’s northern suburbs including Muswell Hill.

Dr Erkeller-Yuksela added: “A lot of Helen’s scenes are local so it will be nice for people to see the places they go everyday or know from their childhood.”

The pair will display their work at Lauderdale House in Highgate Hill from June 12-24.