London

My ‘Sticks in the Smoke’ project began in January 2016: each week visiting, researching and drawing a different public garden or park in Central London (from the City of London, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and the city of Westminster). This research is presented in a weekly blog and is leading to a collection of paintings exploring the theme of city green spaces from the perspective of a rural landscape painter which will lead to an exhibition in London in 2018 (sadly, the original planned exhibition at the Curwen Gallery, London in April 2017 was cancelled as Curwen Gallery has had to close unexpectedly. See the NEWS PAGE for more information.)

Above is the first drawing made as part of this project (St. Paul’s Cathedral Gardens, London. Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 21 January 2016), click here to read the blog post for that visit. Below are a selection of the subsequent drawings. Click on images for links to the blog post and more images.

 

SITS#3 Albert Bridge Gardens Albert Bridge Gardens, Chelsea Embankment, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 3 February 2016

 

Leicester-Square-Gardens-2 Leicester Square Gardens, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 18 February 2016

 

Brompton-Cemetery-001 Brompton Cemetery, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 25 February 2016

 

Inner-Temple-Gardens-1 Inner Temple Gardens, Victoria Embankment, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 10 March 2016

 

Hyde-Park.-Joy-of-Life-FountainHyde Park (Joy of Life Fountain), London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 23 March 2016

 

Rembrandt-GardensRembrandt Gardens, Maida Vale, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 31 March 2016

 

Finsbury-Circus-GardensFinsbury Circus Gardens, Moorgate, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 7 April 2016

 

berkeley-square-gardensBerkeley Square Garden, Mayfair, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 20 April 2016

 

St-Lukes-Gardens-27-4-16St Luke’s Gardens, Chelsea, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 27 April 2016

 

Cremorne-GardensCremorne Gardens, Chelsea, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 26 May 2016

 

soho-squareSoho Square Garden, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 15 June 2016

 

St-Alphage-GardensSt Alphage Garden, London.
Mixed media sketchbook drawing. 30 June 2016