Southbank Festival

In preparation of being at the Designers Makers Christmas Fair, at the Southbank Festival next week (20-22nd December) I have created a new print featuring the wheel and of course the Southbank centre itself.

Southbank-FINAL

There should be lots of lovely christmas gifts and a great festive atmosphere so please pop along if you are in the area.

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A view of London fit for a King

Over the summer I was lucky enough to visit the London offices of King, makers of the legendary/infamous casual game Candy Crush Saga. King are based at Central St Giles, the Renzo Piano designed complex near Tottenham Court Road, and they occupy the top floor of the building. The office comes complete with a fantastic roof terrace for staff use.

The offices are impressive but the view from the terrace itself is breathtaking. There are many iconic London vistas but the King view really struck me in that there are very few opportunities to see in all directions from a good height right in the center of London. The offices have 360 degree views of London and on a clear day it feels like every corner of the city is visible.

A 360 degree panorama may be a project for another day but I had to take an opportunity to capture the roof terrace looking south, across Covent Garden. The result is the image below, which takes in the view from the City to the east, through to the Tate Modern, the Royal Opera House and west to the Houses of Parliament.

I’m really pleased with the results and am working on an additional colourway as well. In the meantime, this print will be ready to buy as a limited edition run in time for the Designers/Makers Christmas Market at the Southbank Centre which I’ll be appearing at between 20th and 22nd December. Hurrah!

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View from King's London office

The breathtaking view from King’s London office roof terrace

De Beauvoir Christmas FairI

If you are in Islington this weekend, please pop by and see me, there will be lots of lovely things to buy and lots of Christmas presents.

I will be selling my handmade books, cards and prints.

Hope to see you there.

De Beauvoir Fair

 

Regent’s Canal

Having lived very close to the Broadway Market stretch of Regent’s Canal I have passed the striking gasometers countless times, particularly while heading towards one of my favourite London green spaces, Victoria Park. Now, I am no longer as close to these iconic markers in the Hackney landscape, I felt it time I captured them. I miss the Canal, the warehouses, the house boats, the waterway itself  and of course those Gasometers. This is therefore a fairly nostalgic piece for me, a little tribute to beloved Hackney.

Hackney Gasometer at Sunrise Hackney Gasometer at Dusk

These are both available to buy as prints.

Spitalfields Market

I’ll be at Spitalfields Market this Saturday (19th October) as part of the Designers Makers stalls. There will be prints, illustrations, greeting cards and hand made books for sale, so if you are in the area please pop by and say hello, browse and maybe even buy an early Christmast present!

FLYER joint low res