Herne Hill


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


Dachshund, train from Herne Hill to Blackfriars, London, 22nd February 2014
Ever get that feeling that there are pets out there receiving more love than you and leading better lives? This was drawn almost entirely on the 14 journeys on public transport I took over seven days, mostly to and from work. The drawing is based on a sketch I made on […]

Dachshund, train to Blackfriars, 22nd February 2014


Bald man, Train to Farringdon, 21st November 2013
Standing room only on a train and I get a view of someone’s scalp. It’s a beautiful world. Thursday evening on a packed train towards Herne Hill. I hold onto the handrail with my left hand and draw with great difficulty with only my right. Unusually, because of this hand […]

Bald man, Train from Farringdon, 21st November 2013



Cold shower, Herne Hill, London, 14th November 2013
Cold showers are not ideal in winter. The boiler at my place has broken down, just as the temperature has fallen significantly in London. After two days I thought I’d brave it and have a unheated shower, no matter how cold – politely put, it was invigorating. My landlady lives […]

Cold shower, Herne Hill, London, 14th November 2013


Newsagent, Herne Hill station, London, 15th September 2013
Can I do more than top-up my Oystercard, gamble or buy a newspaper here? The interior of Herne Hill station is not beautiful, but it has previously supplied subjects to draw such as a public payphone. I sketched this as I was waiting for a train to go into central London, when […]

Newsagent, Herne Hill station, 15th September 2013


Abandoned mattress and bath tub, Herne Hill, 27th August 2013
I have no use for other people’s rubbish. Waiting at the bus stop to get to work, I spotted a few abandoned pieces: A tatty mattress and slightly rusty bath tub. It took a while to draw this, nearly two weeks, as I drew much of this on my commutes, […]

Abandoned mattress and bath tub, 27th August 2013



My desk, Herne Hill, 26th August 2013
A clear-desk policy doesn’t apply at home. I like to keep my desk tidy, both at home and work. What you don’t see in this drawing of my desk at home is the pile of unread books to the right; there is just the suggestion of the small pile of […]

My desk, Herne Hill, 26th August 2013


Snails mating
Even the snails are at it. It was not nice to be stopped early in the morning, as I left the house for work, to be confronted by a mass of slime and shells. A pair of snails were intimately attached to each other, but I didn’t have time to […]

Snails mating, garden, Herne Hill, 15th August 2013




Chicken bones on the street. Is this just a London thing? It never ceases to surprise me when I come across greasy chicken bones on the streets of London. I saw some next to a bus stop near where I live. It took me a month and a half to draw […]

Pavement and litter, Herne Hill, 28th July 2013


Public payphone, Herne Hill train station, London, 2nd July 2013
iPad drawing The interior of Herne Hill station, despite it’s beautiful Neo-Gothic brick exterior, is hideous. Probably from the 1970s, it’s all yellow and brown tiles with no original features. It has a payphone, an odd sight now when most people have mobile phones. I feel almost like I could […]

Public payphone, Herne Hill, 2nd July 2013


Man picking nose, train to Herne Hill, 12th June 2013
iPhone drawing On my way home on a wet day, meaning a wet train carriage, made even more disgusting when I saw a man picking his nose and eating whatever he found.  

Man picking nose, 12th June 2013



Shed, Herne Hill, 8th June 2013 (drawing in progress)
iPad drawing The shed in the garden of my rented place is full of the unwanted or forgotten items from existing and former tenants. It’s a bit of a mess. There’s two lawn mowers, several mattresses and many old pots of paint amongst the boxes and random pieces of furniture. […]

Shed, Herne Hill, 8th June 2013


My mattress, Herne Hill, 27th May 2013
iPad drawing It was time to wash my sheets and also the mattress cover. It reminded me of the imperfect condition of what I sleep on and ignited questions I tried to suppress: What is the history of the bed in my furnished, rented  room? Who slept on it before? […]

My mattress, 27th May 2013


Train to Farringdon from Herne Hill, 15th April 2013
iPhone drawing On a packed train to work I am forced to stand for much of the journey, but it gave me the perfect vantage point to draw the rows of seated commuters on a train heading northwards from south London. I had enough time on the journey to sketch […]

Train from Herne Hill – 15th April 2013



Train from Herne Hill, London, 6th March 2013
iPhone drawing With my move from Brixton complete, I’m now trying to figure out which is the best way to work. Today was my first day to work from my new (rented) home and it went surprisingly well, it didn’t take much longer than from my former address. I know […]

Yawning and texting, train from Herne Hill – 6th March ...