Monday, June 30, 2014


A little something from Brazil for the World Cup theme, via Sainsburys.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Getting ready

Getting ready for taking part on the Crystal Palace Overground Festival Art Trail.  
Lots to do - mainly tidying up!

Friday, June 27, 2014

product placement

I seem to have lost the thread with my World Cup related posts, so here is an archive piece to get back on track (even though Italy are out of the competition now).

Thursday, June 26, 2014


A while back, I was asked if I’d like to contribute some work to a new ‘zine all about Croydon, showing all the creative things happening in and around the area.  Although I live over the border, down SE20 way, I’m often in the town centre shopping and drawing, so I thought it would be good to get involved.
My contribution is a double page B&W ‘graphic novel’ style set of drawings accompanying a story by Amar Tamarini.  The complete first issue is available free online at

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Piling up

I'm taking part in an Art Trail which is happening this weekend as part of the Crystal Palace Overground Festival.  I thought it might be nice to have a pile of my favourite books on a table for visitors to flick through.  
Details of the Art Trail are at

Monday, June 23, 2014

Anyone for Tennis?

Lunchtime today in Wimbledon town centre, where the 'Love Wimbledon' team were launching their Big Screen.  For those who are not lucky enough to get tickets to the real thing, you can sit in the deck chairs and experience a little of the atmosphere for free.  There are even a couple of astroturf sofas to relax on.
More details here

Sunday, June 22, 2014

At the Illustrators Fair

Photographs from today at the Illustrators Fair, an event organised by the soon-to-open 'House of Illustration at Kings Cross.  My stall is pictured below. 

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Sketches from the Art&Crafts Market today - posted a little late. 
The stats tell me this is my 1000th post!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Float, float on...

An old milk float converted to sell frozen yoghurt parked up in Granary Square, Kings Cross, London - one a selection of food trucks selling food in the new public space.  Now that door to door deliveries are rare, it's nice to see the vehicles being recycled for other purposes.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

drum and lute

Two more instruments for the Horniman Museum - a drum from Cameroon and a lute from Iran.

Monday, June 16, 2014

World music

The Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, London has a vast array of musical instruments from all over the world.  I drew some from Japan and Nigeria as part of my World Cup related posts.  Conch trumpet - the next Vuvuzela?

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Today it is olives from Greece (via Waitrose) continuing the World Cup theme.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

passion fruit

Bit of a tenuous World Cup link today - passion fruit from Colombia, via Penge Sainsbury's.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Old town, Croydon

Some lovely old houses in the centre of Croydon which are easily missed.  Still trying to find out more about them but I thought they would be a good example for a World Cup related drawing for England 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Gold Coast

A taste of Ghana can be found at The Gold Coast bar and restaurant in South Norwood. 
The first of 32 World Cup related drawings - hopefully!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Going East

Some snaps from the PV at the Espacio Gallery in Shoreditch last night.  The South London Women Artists are holding an exhibition entitled 'Colourswatch' in which all the members were randomly given a swatch of colour and asked to interpret it.
The exhibition continues until June 17th and you can find out more about it here at

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ayres the bakers

Something from the archive - Ayres the bakers, no longer on the High Street.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A different kind of workout

Sketches made today at Penge Green Gym as the volunteers prepared Winsford Gardens for their Open Day on June 14th.  Part of the 'Open Garden Squares Weekend', the Green Gym project is an alternative way of keeping fit and healthy. They meet once a week on a Wednesday from 11-2pm.  You can find out more about the project by visiting their website at  

For more information about the other gardens taking part, go to the Open Garden Squares Weekend website at

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014