covent garden

Covent Garden Markets.

Indian ink and nib drawing. 2015. 82cm x 42cm.

The square has stood as a market since the 1650s, which was later built up in the 1830s under the brick and steel building you see on the left. Now full of cafes, bars and outlet shops, the square and surrounding buildings haven’t served as a real produce market since 1974.
On the right hand side of the drawing is St Paul’s Church, constructed in 1631.

This drawing is entirely done with Indian Ink, drawn and shaded. The people are from a variety of periods, many dead and gone. London changes and grows, new buildings spring up from the ground every year. But the street stay the same, and like memories, their people past and present, all share common ground.