Saturday, 29 June 2013

Vauxhall, London: when things go wrong

There are probably — in fact, I know there are — lovely bits of Vauxhall tucked away behind the transport maelstrom in its centre. Buses, trains and cars battle it out. A helicopter even fell from the sky here recently, with tragic consquences. Cyclists have to take a back seat, to pick a bad metaphor. It's a landscape that has gone very wrong, and yet it's somehow very appealing to draw.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Gabi Campanario's Week in Sketches

Drop in on Gabriel Campanario's The Week in Sketches, which features a selection of drawings from around the world. One of mine is among today's [when it was called The Day in Sketches], Tuesday 18 June — along with some by my favourite sketchbookers.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Sketchbook show in Victoria, Canada

Canadian urban sketcher Matthew Cencich has curated a small show of sketchbooks at a local library in Victoria, British Columbia, and included a couple of my London sketchbooks among those by six other international artists: Gabriel Campanario (Seattle), Virginia Hein (Los Angeles), Sigrid Albert (Vancouver), Luis Ruiz (Malaga), Kumi Matsukawa (Tokyo) and Matthew Cencich (Victoria).

All the books are around A5 size, so it is good to see the drawings at their actual size, rather than as variable images on our screens and tablets. And I can't help thinking that libraries, those most fantastic of places, are a great place to exhibit sketchbooks.

The books are showing at the Oak Bay Library, 1442 Monterey Avenue, Victoria, BC, until 30 June.  There's a post by Matthew about the display on the Urban Sketchers blog.