I liked Lowry's work for many reasons. His colour palette really appealed to me, particularly the almost monochrome appearance with splashes of subdued colour; in fact, the same palette appeared in almost all the works. I liked the seemingly minimalist brush strokes which were often rough but imparted textures. I loved the way he drew figures sparely, particularly in scenes with crowds but nonetheless they had character and energy. But what I found most interesting was that his paintings are a record of social history - factory life, deaths, illness, disability, evictions, celebrations, sport and leisure.