Maida Vale


10am, Saturday morning, Maida Vale to Baker Street, Bakerloo line, 11th October 2014
A busy Saturday morning on the Tube… I’m hoping this will be the last drawing I do of my commutes from Maida Vale. I’m making preparations to move to the fourth flat of 2014, but to a much friendly place in Brixton. I’m going back south of the river. Medium: Digital drawing […]

Mother and daughter, Bakerloo line, 11th October 2014


Looking away, 9am Monday morning, Maida Vale to Regent's Park, Bakerloo line, London, 8th September 2014
What do brightly-coloured ties say about someone’s personality? This scene is of another of my commutes into work from Maida Vale to Regent’s Park, mostly completed on my other journeys. The man’s Escher-pattern tie took a while to draw, it was quite intricate. Like this man, I’d like to look away […]

Nice tie, Bakerloo line, 8th September 2014


Reading financial reports, 7pm Tuesday evening, Oxford Circus to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 19th August 2014
Is it rude to see what others are reading on the Tube? Seeing what other people read must be the Tube equivalent of peeping through the net curtains to see what neighbours are doing, If it wasn’t wrong, why would we be discreet about it? There was plenty to read […]

Reading financial reports, Bakerloo line, 19th August 2014




Nearly empty carriage, 9pm Tuesday, Piccadilly Circus to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 29th July 2014
Watch out for the bouncy seats on the Bakerloo line. The worn seats of the old Bakerloo carriages are extremely bouncey. A person sitting down at one end will cause the springs to bounce the people nearby from their seat. It means you always notice a fellow passenger sitting down. […]

Nearly empty carriage, Bakerloo line, 29th July 2014


A couple on their phones, Elephant and Castle to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 20th July 2014
 A loving scene of two people checking their phones. I was soaking wet after being caught in the storm that hit the Lambeth Country Show in Brixton. It’s the first time it’s rained while I’ve attended the show, and the furthest I’ve lived away from it, how inconvenient. Sodden, I drew […]

A couple on their phones, Bakerloo line, 20th July 2014



Solving a Rubik's cube, 9am Tuesday, Maida Vale to Regent's Park, Bakerloo line, 15th July 2014
Some problems from the 1980s can be easily solved, others like unequality and housing can be left to solve themselves. On my way to work I spot a man concentrating intently on solving his Rubik’s cube. This is not the first time I’ve spotted a fellow commuter with this puzzle. […]

Solving a Rubik’s cube, Bakerloo line, 15th July 2014


Drinking on a Saturday evening, Edgware Road to Maida Vale, Bakerloo line, 12th July 2014
Drinking is banned on the Tube, but who’s going to notice? On my way home after a trip to Oxford I saw a man in the next next row of seats who was exhibiting some odd arm movements, possibly brought about by some heavy drinking, until he got off at […]

Drinking on a Saturday evening, Bakerloo line, 12th July 2014


Wednesday evening, Bakerloo line, 25th June 2014
I’m a frequent user of the Bakerloo line now. It’s a bit tired, old and needs a revamp. I know that feeling all too well. My journeys into and from work are a lot shorter from my new flat, so I have less time to draw. Perhaps I need to […]

Wednesday evening, Bakerloo line, 25th June 2014



Tired woman, 12.30pm Sunday, Brixton to Oxford Circus, Victoria line, 1st June 2014
I know what you feel like… Not an interpretation of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, but rather my view whilst on the Tube to Maida Vale on my way to view a new flat. The woman got on at Brixton with me, and before she got off at Victoria, she changed […]

Tired woman, Victoria line, 1st June 2014