Pretty In Green: Verdant Artworks Of London's Parks

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Pretty In Green: Verdant Artworks Of London's Parks

Londonist is proud media partner to London Transport Museum's Prize for Illustration 2015. We will be bringing you snapshots and stories behind the illustrations throughout the exhibition’s run.

Veronique Joffre, Hampstead Pond
Veronique Joffre, Hampstead Pond
Alice Russell, Abney Park Cemetery
Alice Russell, Abney Park Cemetery
Johanna Tarkela, St. James's Park
Johanna Tarkela, St. James's Park
Kate Sampson, Richmond Park
Kate Sampson, Richmond Park
Olivia Whitworth, Visit The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Olivia Whitworth, Visit The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Simon Termignon, Hyde Park
Simon Termignon, Hyde Park
Suya Zhang, London Zoo
Suya Zhang, London Zoo

From the peacefulness of Hampstead Ponds to the hustle and bustle of St James's Park, and from the exotic creatures at London Zoo to the wild deer roaming Richmond Park — London wouldn't be the same without its varied green spaces. That's why, when illustrators were asked to represent a special place in London in occasion of the Prize for Illustration 2015, many dedicated their artwork to one of the city's parks.

These wonderful images are on display as part of a temporary exhibition at London Transport Museum. Every year the museum works in collaboration with the Association of Illustrators (AOI) to showcase the best talents in contemporary illustration. The theme for this year's exhibition is London's places and spaces, which aims to highlight the multi-layered character of our city.

A sense of wellbeing and happiness radiates from the illustrations above, each featuring bright, intense colours that represent nature's vitality. Artist Veronique Joffre explains why she chose to depict Hampstead Heath:

As an amazing and inspiring space, nature on the heath is everywhere. Once you're immersed, you forget you're in the heart of London, only the distant skyline is a reminder of the city.

Printed copies of these beautiful illustrations are available from the museum’s online shop where you can also find printed mugs, tote bags and travelcard wallets.

We’re delighted to be media partner to London Transport Museum and will be bringing you snapshots and stories behind the illustrations throughout the exhibition’s run.

The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places and Spaces exhibition is at London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, until 6 September 2015. Entry to the museum costs £16 or £13.50 for concessions and allows unlimited daytime access to all exhibitions and events for 12 months from date of purchase. Children go free.

Last Updated 18 August 2015