Blackwell's Bookshop

I was invited to draw the customers and staff of Blackwell's Bookshop in Oxford and display the resulting works in a solo exhibition in their cafe. Page 1 of 2.
 

Blackwell's Children's Department

 Illustration representing the children's department at Blackwell's Bookshop, showing a small boy sitting reading atop a huge tower of books old and new, some leather-bound, some tattered, some rare and valuable, including both modern and classic works. The tower is surrounded by an old-fashioned biplane, an astrolabe, an asteroid, clouds and stars. Copyright Kate Madigan.
 

The One Who Came In From The Cold

  Drawing of an anonymous guy in a hoodie, hood up and hands in pockets against a cold day, with a crumpled copy of  The Guardian  tucked under his arm. Created as part of my solo exhibition at Blackwell's Bookshop. Line drawing on toned, distressed paper. Copyright Kate Madigan.
 

Decisions

 Line drawing showing a toddler clutching an ice cream cone gazing at the cakes and sweets on display at the Caffe Nero in Blackwell's, Oxford, and trying to make a selection. Created as part of my solo exhibition at Blackwell's Bookshop. Copyright Kate Madigan.
 

Woman Absorbed in Jane Eyre

 Line drawing of a red-haired woman absorbed in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. Passages from the book have been scanned in and used to shade her hair and clothing. Created as part of my solo exhibition at Blackwell's Bookshop Oxford. Copyright Kate Madigan.
 

Crime

  Drawing of a tough-looking, dark-haired man in an overcoat, collar turned up, lurking in the crime section of Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford  . Classic works of detective fiction are displayed on the shelves. Created as part of my solo exhibition at Blackwell's Bookshop. Line drawing on toned, distressed paper. Copyright Kate Madigan.
 

Pensive

 Simple line drawing of a pensive, fair-haired child on toned paper. Created as part of my solo exhibition at Blackwell's Bookshop, Oxford. Copyright Kate Madigan.