I’m a designer, illustrator and prolific filler of sketchbooks. At the start of the first lockdown, working from home, local parks full of ‘keep moving’ signs, my sketch-walks were scuppered so I decided to report from my East London garden instead.
In Dispatches from a Small World, I watched seedlings come up, leaves unfurl, flowers shake out their skirts, fruits turn and seeds set. I’ve been drawing the whole garden periodically when I spot something new. I notice what dusk does to the greens, how snow highlights the kind of garden it is – and in Spring, it changes every day. I draw very quickly and with the afternoon light constantly changing, that’s a useful thing. Over a year, the project has grown to 200 drawings and it’s sprouted a blog: dispatchesfromasmallworld.blog that will follow a second season as I go – and as I grow.
Whole Garden watercolour, biro and fineliner on paper, framed
Size: 24cm h x 33cm w
Price: £250 contact (please include the title of the work)