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9.15am, Friday 30th June 2017, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London, England.
We’ve all done it: sleep, eat, use our phones and, ummm … wear bird print (I definitely have).  With teaching, work and travel, it’s been another busy time in my life, so squeezing in any drawing has been mostly a commute-only activity. The fragments of opportunity to draw have included: standing […]

Bird print, Victoria line, 30th June 2017


9.30am Friday, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London, 29th July 2016 (Drawing 720)
No sunburn or cakes for me thanks, just commuting. I took me a while to draw this. I had originally abandoned it and left it as an onsite sketch, and I went on to draw other work, but the central character protectively holding a box of cupcakes proved hard to […]

Sunburn and cake, Victoria line, 29th July 2016


Monday morning, Victoria line, 11th April 2016
Sometimes a whole lot of activity takes place in a Tube carriage: yawning, reading, public displays of affection, writing and using mobile phones. Medium: Digital drawing created on an iPhone 6 and using Adobe Ideas app Drawn: 11th April – 2nd May 2016

Monday morning, Victoria line, 11th April 2016



Sunday afternoon, Victoria line, 21st February 2016
  The lady on left seemed to be very tired and was asleep with her head on a cushion until her friend (her mum?) woke her up at Victoria station. I was fascinated by her clothes and shopping trolley. The two younger women, speaking in French, sounded very excited. Medium: Digital drawing […]

Sunday afternoon, Victoria line, 21st February 2016


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


7.45am Thursday 1st October 2015, Brixton to Oxford Circus stations, Victoria line, London
It was an early start to work, as my work load never seems to decrease. At this time during rush  hour, there are sometimes school kids. On this occasion one child was very tired and being comforted. Medium: Digital drawing created on an iPhone 6 and using Adobe Ideas app Drawn: 1st […]

Tired, Victoria line, London, 1st October 2015



Friday morning, Victoria line 21st August 2015
It was an early start to my working day. Another drawing completed, mostly created during a month’s worth of commuting. On my way to work, very early in the morning, my attention was focused on a couple; one of them was holding a credit card, the details of which his […]

Credit card and flowers, Victoria line, London, 21st August 2015


Sleeping commuters, Victoria line, 18th June 2015
The challenge is to wake up at the right stop. A month and a half of commuting to find enough time to create this drawing. Life is getting busy, but it’s going well, apart from where I fall sleep and find myself in the opposite side of the city to […]

Sleeping commuters, Victoria line, 18th June 2015


Meditating, 9.40am, Thursday morning, Victoria line, 26th March 2015
The Tube can be a relaxing place for some… On my way to work, this guy seemed so calm, I think he was meditating from Brixton to Oxford Circus and beyond. Medium: Digital drawing on iPhone 6 and Adobe Ideas app Date drawn: 20th March – 5th April 2015

Meditating, Thursday morning, Victoria line, 26th March 2015



Two guys, 11pm Saturday, Oxford Circus to Brixton, Victoria line, London, 28th February 2015
Always get a good night’s sleep. Returning home from the cinema, I saw this couple. One of them was very tired, but I got the indication they were just starting their night out. At Vauxhall, one woke the other from his sleep and they both got off. Medium: Digital drawing on […]

Two guys, Victoria line, 28th February 2015


Family, 1.30pm, Thursday 22nd January 2015, Brixton to Green Park station, Victoria line, London
My family and other commuters… My family came to London to see me and to visit the Royal Academy, where a tiny version of a photograph I took was being exhibited. For the first time there was a need for the subjects I portrayed to be a little more lifelike. Medium: Digital drawing on […]

Family, Victoria line, 22nd January 2015