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Somalia

Mogadishu

In April 2019 I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to visit the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu.  I was there for 3 nights in a secure compound.  Any time spent outside if the compound was in the company of a guide and 4 armed security guards…quite the experience.  The reality is Mogadishu is just […]

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South Africa

Cape Town

Shortly after arriving in Johannesburg I took a flight over to Cape Town.  My partner and I stayed in Table View, one block back from Blouberg beach.  What a view and what a beach! It’s one of the top 3 kitesurfing beaches in the world and we happened to be visiting at the same as […]

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South Africa

Johannesburg & Pretoria

I’ve been hovering around the outskirts of Johannesburg for a fair chunk of 2019, back and forward, and have only really been into the actual city once. Below is a sketch of the famous Market Theatre in the Newtown area of Johannesburg city. The Market Theatre opened on 21 June 1976. In time the theatre […]

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Malta

Valletta, Mdina and Gozo

Just after Christmas, I had the good fortune to fly to Malta for a week and bring in 2019 in style.  My friend and I stayed at a hotel not far from St George’s Bay, certainly fancier accommodation than I am used to.  Lucky for me my friend is a regular patron of the hotel […]

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Ireland

Co. Kerry

In November I braved the Ryanair flight from London Stanstead over to Kerry in Ireland to see one of my very dear friends.  I had previously visited her when she lived in Cork, but this was my first time to Co. Kerry. I love Ireland so much, and Irish people are just so wonderful, colourful […]

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London United Kingdom

The Royal Oak – Vauxhall

This is The Royal Oak not far from Vauxhall station in London.  It’s such a beautifully traditional pub nestled between city blocks that have sprung up around it.  I have always wanted to draw this pub.  I chose a slightly different medium than my usual watercolours and decided to use Promarkers.

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Germany

Cologne – Sketching, Beer and Progressive Metal

On Thursday 4th October my band Sümer played a show at the Camden Underworld in London, supporting an amazing French band called Lazuli.  We had to leave straight away to get home around midnight and in time to have a little bit of sleep before waking up at 3:45am to pack the van and set […]

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London United Kingdom

The Shoreditch Sketcher’s Workshop

The Shoreditch Sketcher a.k.a Phil Dean held a sketching workshop in September, I couldn’t resist in attending as I am a big fan of his illustration style. I rocked up to Black and White, 74 Rivington Street, Shoreditch on a chilly September Saturday morning, praying the rain would hold off as obviously this was to […]

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London United Kingdom

Old Doulton Factory – Lambeth

I received a little local walking tour from a friend who lives in Kennington. There are so many beautiful buildings in this area. I feel like I could spend the next year sketching buildings in Lambeth. Strolling down Black Prince Road, this building particularly struck me as it’s so ornate and over the top, in […]

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Iran

Persepolis

This is a spread of different scenes from the ancient site of Persepolis in Iran.  My point of view to sketch was somewhat restricted by a complete lack of shade to be found anywhere  – July in the deserts of Iran is no laughing matter! I did what I could from life and filled in […]