St Albans Market

Project: The Wednesday Charter Market

St Albans Market Flowers Flowers Stall, 2022

Every Wednesday morning, from February 2022-2023, I committed to draw every stall of the St Albans Charter Market, in a continuous roll, Japanese sketchbook. Each stall took 45 mins. Surprisingly it took a year, but I now have within 5 of these sketchbooks, a wonderful visual memory of this special market.

Following on from the drawings: I started oil ‘painting studies’ of the Market in March 2023, with the fabulous eclectic street food vans: Papapaella, Peddling Pizza, Weeping Chef, Yum-Yum, Pyro, The Momo-Hut, Comida Brasil, Rolling Burritos and Falafel & Hummus. Into 2024, I moved further up the hill, into the main stalls, so far painting Burgundy Mode, Chiltern Pets and Joanna of Crews Hill. In August additionally, I will start painting large composite paintings on canvas, also in oils.

Oil on boards, 18 x 24 cms.