Haven't had too much time for sketching in the past couple of weeks, mainly because I've been invited to be the sole illustrator taking part in the Tea and Prosperity exhibition at British Design Week.
Here are a few of the pieces I'll be exhibiting:
Afternoon tea at the Hotel Meurice, Paris. When I was there it was full of a lot of people who looked a little like Madonna, ordering improbably creamy desserts.
This garden was commissioned by The Guardian Weekend Magazine. I don't want to think about how long it took me. I didn't know much about gardening when I started. Now I know a little more...
This is a couple I saw in Rome, and an old Roman map. I sat for a while in the Bar della Pace across from the Piazza Navona, wondering exactly what their relationship might be.
Coco Chanel's apartment, Rue Cambon. Was I there, or was I just dreaming?
This little parade was commissioned by Glaxo Wellcome. Perhaps this is what happened to all the Madonna-clones at the Meurice who ordered too many macarons.
This last piece below is calle White Food. I'm not sure why I'm interested in white food, but there's something oddly fascinating about smooth white eggs, icing, milk and marshmallows.