food


Corner Cafe, South Kensington underground station, 5pm 15th July 2017
Drinking tea and drawing strangers – a remedy for tiredness? This drawing is dedicated to the wonderful students I taught and the great staff who supported me at the beautiful Victoria and Albert Museum, London, when I was leading an iPad architecture drawing workshop. I learnt new things from my […]

Cafe, South Kensington station, 15th July 2017


Cake and tears, District line, 30th January 2016
Cake, tears and tiredness. Another Saturday evening. It was a Saturday and a long journey on the District line for me between two birthday celebrations: a late one for myself and another for a friend. Some people seemed to be going to parties, others partied out and the most unfortunate […]

Cake and tears, District line, 30th January 2016


Federation Coffee, Brixton Market, London, Thursday 28th January 2016 (Drawing 601)
I got a seat!   A cold struck me and I stayed at home to recover. By the end of the day I wanted to be outdoors and popped out to get some good-tasting medicine, coffee. It’s packed at the weekend, but late afternoon on a Thursday finds the popular Federation […]

Federation Coffee, Brixton, London, 28th January 2016



Doughnut burger, Good Intent pub, Hornchurch, London, 21st December 2014
In Zone 6, good food exists… A friend’s birthday lured me all the way to Hornchurch in east London. I was expecting good company but not good food at the pub. A doughnut burger sounds unhealthy and like something I’d find being served in a county fair in Florida, but […]

Doughnut burger, Hornchurch, 21st December 2014


Cappuccino, Brockwell Hall Cafe, Brockwell Park, London, 22nd June 2014
I could make one at home, but to hell with the budget… I drew this rather quickly as I drank my cappuccino. For about an hour I sat in Brockwell Hall Cafe whilst drinking and drawing. It was my last weekend in Tulse Hill and I thought I’d spend a […]

Brockwell Hall Cafe, Brockwell Park, 22nd June 2014


Moving house: Eating all the old food, 18th April 2014
After packing, the next step before moving is to eat all the existing food. Some interesting food cobinations are about to happen! In what now seems like an annual event, I have decided to move and this time I’m extremely glad to do so. I’ve been busy packing and now […]

Moving house: Eating all the old food, 18th April 2014



Franx Cafe, Covent Garden, 20th March 2014
Happy memories of a fry-up… In my ideal world having a fry-up in Covent Garden during a weekday, without worrying about the health impact, looking for flats, money or work, would be a common event. It was a great day off from ‘normality’. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone Date drawn: 20th March […]

Franx Continental Cafe, Covent Garden, 20th March 2014


Life outside Brixton underground station, London, 8th March 2014
It’s always busy outside Brixton underground station day or night. It’s extra busy outside the station when there’s a gig at the Brixton Academy, an event which attracts annoying and loud ticket touts and big groups of people from outside the area meeting up in the only place they know. […]

Life outside Brixton underground station, 8th March 2014


Snickers bar, Wednesday morning, Victoria line, London, 19th February 2014
A chocolate bar in the morning? I prefer a fry up. Reading, eating and sleeping were the options available on this journey. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone Date drawn: 19th February – 8th March 2014

Snickers bar, Victoria line, 19th February 2014



Things from my coat pocket, London, 11th December 2013
At Christmas time, even the contents of my coat pockets become festive. My coat pockets sometimes become a partial record of my nights. This time they included: Christmas-themed erasers that were props for a pub quiz organised by some people at work; a condiment from the McDonald’s on Regent Street; […]

Things from my coat pockets, London, 11th December 2013


Napkins from a night out, London, 29th November 2013
No cash left, nothing but (clean) napkins in my pocket after going out. It was a busy day and the evidence is in the different napkins I found in my coat pockets. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone Date drawn: 29th November – 1st December 2013 A video of the drawing being created:

Napkins from a night out, London, 29th November 2013


Breakfast, Subway, Brixton, 16th October 2013
This is not a time for fruit and veg. I normally eat healthily at breakfast time, but that day I was starting a secondment at work – a sideways promotion – so I felt an unhealthy and heavy 6-inch Subway breakfast sandwich filled with processed meat and eggs was deserved. There was […]

Breakfast, Subway, Brixton, 16th October 2013



Burger eating, Monday evening, Victoria Line, London, 23rd September 2013
I experienced food envy on my way home. Is there any etiquette to follow when eating on the Tube? One fellow passenger focused solely on his evening meal, without making eye contact with anyone or anything else. He had bitten his food to leave a perfect cross section of his […]

Eating a burger, Victoria Line, 23rd September 2013


Full English, Duck Egg Café, Brixton, 12th August 2013
A hangover is a good excuse to eat well. iPhone drawing After a very heavy weekend of drinking, I needed something more than two pieces of fruit on Monday morning. I left behind my healthy eating habits and treated myself to a giant full English breakfast, all washed down with […]

Full English, Duck Egg Café, Brixton, 12th August 2013


Newly opened can of coffee, 14th June 2013
iPhone drawing The hissing sound when the seal is broken, releasing the smell of fresh coffee, is quite an occassion. It happens probably once a month and is a small, happy event. I’ll drink to that.

Newly opened can of coffee, 18th June 2013



Man eating, number 3 bus, Brixton, 10th June 2013
iPhone drawing I was on my way home, boarded a packed bus and I thought I was lucky when I spotted an empty seat. The guy sitting next to that seat was a powerful reason why no one wanted to sit there. The smell of fried food and ketchup was rather […]

Man eating on a bus, Brixton, 10th June 2013


iPad drawing. I was the happy recipient of many gifts over Christmas, a time which I spent with my family in Birmingham. One of them was a bag of Haribo sweets – they didn’t last long once opened. This particular drawing took longer than average – I worked on it […]

Haribo – 27th December 2012


Northern line - 22nd September 2012
iPhone drawing I use the Tube a lot, so it provides me with many opportunities and time to draw my fellow commuters. Sometimes they’re happy, other times they are less so. Overall, I think Transport for London does a good job. This drawing was done whilst traveling on the Northern […]

Box of cupcakes, Northern line – 22nd September 2012



Eating a McDonald's breakfast, Piccadilly line, 16th August 2012
iPhone drawing I was on my way to Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5, to start one of my rare holidays outside London or Birmingham, when for much of my journey on the Piccadilly line I sat opposite someone tucking into a McDonald’s breakfast. She wasn’t very tidy; she dropped bits of […]

Eating a McDonald’s breakfast, Piccadilly line, 16th August 2012