bloomsbury drawings + prints

The 13 original sketchbook drawings which I produced as illustrations for the book ‘Bloomsbury’s Squares and Gardens’ can be viewed at this link and prints of them can be ordered. During the Bloomsbury Festival in October 2021 these illustrations were exhibited on large panels around most of the garden squares of Bloomsbury.

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I spent the festival making larger scale drawings in the garden squares each day, aiming to capture the life and activity of these historic green spaces. And seven months later, in May 2022, as part of the Chelsea Fringe, I made 4 further drawings. All 12 drawings shown at pop- up exhibitions during the London Open Gardens Weekend (Saturday 11th June 2022 at Bedford Square Garden and Sunday 12th June at Montague St Gardens)

The drawings are all made using mixed media (pen, oil pastel, watercolour, ink and stick, oil base pencils), most on Full Imperial (76 x 56cm) HP watercolour paper and one of them (Bedford Square measures 152 x 56cm). See them all below.

Along with each drawing are my observations, written at the time of drawing, which can be viewed on the clicked images.

Limited Edition Prints (edition size: 25) are available of all the drawings below and can be purchased here.
The print size of the rectangular images is 45 x 60cm and the unframed / unmounted price is £120 (UK delivery included)
The print size of the panoramic image (No: 06) is 36 x 96cm and the unframed / unmounted price is £140 (UK delivery included).
Allow up to 14 days for delivery

Russell-Square01 ‘Russell Square, Bloomsbury. 161021’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56cm




Gordon-Square02 ‘Gordon Square, Bloomsbury. 171021’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56cm




Red-Lion-Square03 ‘Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury. 181021’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56




Marchmont-Garden04 ‘Marchmont Community Garden, Bloomsbury. 191021’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56cm




St-Georges-Gardens05 ‘St George’s Garden, Bloomsbury. 201021’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56cm




Bedford-Square06 ‘Bedford Square, Bloomsbury. 211021’ Mixed media plein air drawing 152 x 56cm (original sold)




Tavistock-Square07 ‘Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury. 231021’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56cm




Brunswick-Square 08 ‘Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury. 241021’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56cm




Montague-Street-Gardens 09 ‘Montague Street Gardens, Bloomsbury. 230522’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56cm (original sold)


Queen-Square-Bloomsbury10 ‘Queen Square, Bloomsbury. 240522’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56cm (original sold)




Cartwright-Gardens11 ‘Cartwright Gardens, Bloomsbury. 250522’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56cm




Bloomsbury-Square12 ‘Bloomsbury Gardens. 260522’ Mixed media plein air drawing 76 x 56cm (original sold)