Sunday, August 25, 2013

Exhibition invite

Poster by John Valentine Marshall

I'm exhibiting some prints in this year's 'SE20 Art' Show next weekend.  
If you are in the area, please drop by and take a look!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Barmen juggling

Whilst on the London Urban Sketchers ‘Tate to Tate’ sketchcrawl on Friday, I sketched two barmen practising their ‘Cocktail’ juggling in a small park next to the Thames.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tree in a bin

Using large galvanised steel bins as planters, a movable orchard is growing at the side of the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank.   
Find out more about the project here

Friday, August 16, 2013

Paint it Grey

Workers in dayglo orange overalls painting the underside of Blackfriars Bridge in London today.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lunch at the Edible Bus Stop

I made a return journey to the Edible Bus Stop today, three months after the first time I drew there prior to its official opening in May.  The beds are now filled with courgettes, tomatoes, leafy greens and herbs, towered over by bright sunflowers.  The volunteers behind the garden have created a great little urban area for everybody to enjoy - while I was there several people came and sat down to eat their lunches, make a ‘phone call or just chat to friends. 

The Edible Garden website has more information about the project and about exciting future plans.  Take a look at

 The Edible Bus Stop in May.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London
has been staging an exhibition charting
the career of David Bowie.  It finished
today and to celebrate, a group of fans
held a glam gathering on the steps in front
of the building, watched by hordes of
bemused tourists.


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Palace Pier, Brighton

A view of the Palace Pier in Brighton from the beach.

For a different view, take a look at this amazing video on You Tube 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


There's something about the vine in the back garden that always draws me back for another sketch.  The way it goes from seemingly dead wood to an abundance of leaves and fruit is always a wonder.  

Previous drawings of the vine