Smoking

The Cigar Shop, which in my past radiated an air of luxury. Cigars were a regular yet extravagant gift that were shared by fathers and sons. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Print 1960 – 1980.

Heritage

The Pie and Eel Shop was part of my London heritage, but I was never a big fan. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Drawing 2000 – 2021.

Down to earth

The greengrocers of my childhood were basic places with a strong whiff of soil, bare floorboards, and sharp knives. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Print 2000 – 2021.

Pocket Money

Sweets were such a treat when I was a child, and I visited the sweet shop regularly to spend all my pocket money. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Drawing 1980 – 2000.

Night life

My drawing of a famous Greek restaurant in Soho, which I visited the night before my interview for the Royal College of Art. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Drawing 1960 – 1980.

Sounds

Typewriters figure large in my memory. They were everywhere, clacking away, symbols of authority and bureaucracy at work. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Installations 1960 – 1980.

Hang outs

Liverpool was the city of my youth, and coffee shops were the places where artists, musicians and poets met. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Print 1980 – 2000.

Music

Many an hour has gone by staring longingly at guitars on display in shop windows, dreaming of stardom. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Installations 2000 – 2021.

Learning

Everyone loves a book shop, preferably second-hand, and this one in my drawing is promoting ‘Learn a Language’ – a skill I never mastered. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Painting 2000 – 2021.

Home turf

This drawing is based on a Tailors & Cleaners’ premises in Brixton, owned by my grandfather, a skilled tailor and a stern Irishman. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Painting 1960 – 1980.