Painting Bohemian Precinct, Otago Daily Times, 2/11/17 / by Sam Foley

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Living and working in Dowling St for more than 15 years has inspired Dunedin artist Sam Foley to capture the environment on canvas, he tells Rebecca Fox.

Standing on the deck of Sam Foley's warehouse apartment in Dowling St, it's not hard to see where he gets his inspiration from.

A glance down a nearby void reveals the red brick wall covered in ivy featured in Alley (back of Milford House). Look over the rooftops and you see the tower looming in Periscope Up (back of Tower House).

It is views like those and ones he sees every day that led him to create his latest exhibition, ''Dowling Street''.

''I've been thinking about it for a long time and I've painted a few locations in and around here before.''