Thursday, January 30, 2014

London Urban Sketchers exhibit at Timberyard Covent Garden

A short video taken last night at the Private View of the exhibition by London Urban Sketchers in Covent Garden.  I made it on my 'phone so the quality isn't brilliant but hopefully it gives an idea of the venue and a glimpse of some of the work.  The artists exhibiting are;

Adebanji Alade
Nathan Brenville
Olha Pryymak
Evelyn Rowland
and me! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

figure studies/yoga

I have been reliably informed by someone that knows, AKA MrsMac, that the positions are as follows; 
1. Balasana (Child’s pose)  
2. Malasana (Squat pose)  
3. Salamba Savangasana (headstand) and 
4, Balasana again!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

NCP car park - work in progress

(colour added)

There are big changes afoot in the centre of Croydon as the main shopping centre will be redeveloped over the coming years.  I thought it would be a good personal project for this year to try and work my round the area making sketches before the bulldozers move in.
You can see the plans for the area in this short video from the developers -
(urban sketch)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Timberyard Exhibition

The London Urban Sketchers are exhibiting work at a new café/workspace in Covent Garden, London.  James Hobbs asked me if I would like to show some work with them, so I’ve got several of my sketchbooks on display.  The show will be up until March – please pop by and take a look if you are in the area!

Timberyard Covent Garden
7 Upper St Martin’s Lane,
Seven Dials,
London WC2H 9DL

Thursday, January 16, 2014

balcony at 'Galeries Lafayette'

This must be one of the nicest views from a Starbucks coffee shop - perched by one of the beautiful Art Nouveau balconies at the iconic Galeries Lafayette in Paris.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Quick on the draw

I'm always looking for new people and places to draw, so when Hilary from Fit Perfect emailed me with an invitation to come along and sketch at a fitness Open Evening, I was keen to go along.  Sketching people is always challenging and when they are moving as quick as the wonderfully fit instructors it becomes especially so!  

Getting down to business.

Tanya running the 'Spin' class - nothing to do with Alistair Campbell or Whirling Dervishes but an exercise class on bikes.

At the Pilates class, the instructor makes it look easy!

Georgina leading the classy Ballet Fit.

Some 'speedy sketches' of some of the instructors.

If you would like to find out more about the classes, go to

Fit Perfect South London (Beckenham)
HJA Inspiration House
38 Croydon Road, 
Elmers End

Telephone 07801 225 660