Surprise! I’m in London and if you haven’t been keeping up with my Instagram feed then there’ll be more than this piece of information that will surprise you. I made the move to London about 3 months ago with the idea of pursuing a temporary change in location. I’m originally from the North of England in a pretty little place called Ulverston in the county of Cumbria. Picture cottages, cobbled streets, woodlands around every corner and green hills as far as the eye can see and you’ll soon realise why I draw and paint what I do. So why London? A change is always a refreshing opportunity for new ideas and new experiences and where else than a thriving major city.
Going out at night during the countdown to Christmas has resulted in bumping into magnificent light displays of varying size, style and character. The busy stretches of major shops and restaurants with high foot traffic have adorned themselves with impressively shaped decorations and sparkly lights. Inspired by the displays I created a map illustration to highlight some of the best Christmas light arrangements in town.