This Man Is Sketching Every Central London Park

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This Man Is Sketching Every Central London Park
A view of the Tower of London from Tower Hill Gardens. Copyright Nick Andrew

Artist Nick Andrew has been visiting a green space in London every week since last January.

This predatory sculpture takes centre stage in Upper Grosvenor Gardens. Copyright Nick Andrew

He drops by with his sketchbook and creates a drawing of one of London's many parks.

A very verdant Kensington Gardens. Copyright Nick Andrew

Andrew's aim is to cover all 60 of central London's green spaces, from the mammoth Hyde Park to the hidden gem of St. Mary's Staining's garden on Oat Lane in the City.

Hyde Park looking lovely. Copyright Nick Andrew

“I find it exciting and compulsive, taking me to green spaces in parts of London further afield,” he says of his work.

The petite garden of St Mary Staining. Copyright Nick Andrew

The collection of works will be displayed in an exhibition in April, with the proceeds going towards charities that help the less able to explore the outdoors.  

A very colourful Finsbury circus gardens. Copyright Nick Andrew

“Every garden seems to say something about London's fascinating origins and rich social histories”, he says. No arguments here.

Lower grosvenor gardens. Copyright Nick Andrew

Sticks in the Smoke by Nick Andrew will go on display at Curwen Gallery, 34 Windmill Street, W1T 2JR from 5-29 April. Entry will be free. See Nick Andrew's blog for more of his works.

Last Updated 31 January 2017