Portraits for New York Times Opinion
Since July 2022 I’ve been drawing small simple portraits to illustrate the long running series America in Focus. Each focus group has around twelve participants who talk on a zoom call and I work from these zoom pictures. It’s a great series, always revealing some unexpected opinions.
Richborough Roman Fort
I have done some large drawings for the walls of the museum at Richborough Roman Fort, the English Heritage site in Sandwich, Kent which re-opened in April 2023. The drawings include Roman street scene and the history of archaeological explorers from the 1500s to the present.
The Queen's Jubilee
The Financial Times printed my drawing of the crowd outside Saint Paul's Cathedral during the Queen’s Jubilee weekend in 2022.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's new cookbook
Drawings for chapter openers for Good Comfort, the new Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall book published Autumn 2022. This involved an enjoyable trip to Devon to draw Hugh at home and taste some of his dishes.
New book / ’zine: “Around the edge of cop26”
A 48-page book / ’zine of COP26 Glasgow drawings is coming out before Christmas. It is the result of two weeks of drawing at the event and contains thoughts and ideas about what happens next, inspired by people I heard and met there. Designed by Simon Esterson and printed in UK on recycled paper. Order soon for delivery before Christmas.
I am drawing during COP26 in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021. Some of the drawings are being published in the Financial Times in their COP26 blog. I wanted to mark the occasion, no matter how hard it is to take in the enormity of what is happening.
New York book published
Buy the book here.
Following a successful crowdfunding campaign using Kickstarter, the New York book was published in November 2019, with the help of 822 backers. The book contains a total of 103 drawings made from life in New York between 1988 and 2018. The design is by Simon Esterson and introduction by the writer Luc Sante who said: “These drawings render the distilled essence of New York City, a strong and complex blend of flavors.” Matt Willey, art director of the New York Times said: "Such wonderful, exciting, beautiful drawings. Really excited for this book.”
New book of New York Drawings
I have drawn New York over 30 years and am finally preparing to make a book of the drawings. Starting on 5 June for 30 days a Kickstarter campaign will run to fund the project: buy the book now and provided we reach the target amount, production starts and the books are delivered in December.
Designer and co-producer is Simon Esterson of Eye Magazine; the introduction will be written by the New York writer Luc Sante.
To buy the book click on this link as from Wednesday 5 June 2019.
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019
I have two pictures in the Summer Exhibition: Fabric shop on Ridley Road and Wilton's Music Hall Doorway. The show is co-ordinated by the London painter of cities, Jock McFadyen, and the theme is artwork that responds to the contemporary world.
Snape Drawings Exhibition
Saturday 8 September to Sunday 23 December 2018
Private view Saturday 08 September: 3pm to 5pm
At the Concert Hall Gallery, Snape Maltings, my original drawings done for the 2018-19 brochures are on show starting Saturday 8 September with the private view at 3 - 5pm. All work is for sale. Exhibition runs until 23 December 2018.
See here for opening times: Snape Maltings
Joined the busy world of Instagram in March @lucindarogers1
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk
I have been drawing the Suffolk concert hall Snape Maltings for their 2018—19 brochures and programmes, centred on views of the Maltings and behind the scenes. In early September I will be exhibiting the original drawings and some new Suffolk drawings in the Concert Hall Gallery, running until Christmas. See some of the work on the Snape Maltings website here Snape Maltings | snapemaltings.co.uk
Exhibition: On Gentrification — Drawings of Ridley Road Market
A commission for the House of Illustration
I was invited to choose a subject for a reportage drawing project that incorporates my interest in the planning of London and how our surroundings are changing. I chose Ridley Road market in Dalston, which I have wanted to draw for a long time. The drawings focus on the market and its traders but also contrast the established market with the new tower of luxury apartments being built at one end.
28 October 2017 — 25 March 2018.Evening Standard > Culture
Interview with Ben Tallon for his podcast Arrest All Mimics
Interview with Ben Tallon for his podcast Arrest All Mimics will be broadcast 16 May 2017
Draw the Truth was an evening about reportage illustration organized by the Eye magazine, the AOI and Chelsea College of Art on 22 February 2017 also featuring Olivier Kugler and House of Illustration curator Olivia Ahmed.
Drawings from Marrakech
Twenty drawings of Marrakech made from 2011—2016 are on show until 1 November 2016 at Tanner and Lawson gallery, Chelsea SW3. Many drawings are in saturated watercolours to convey the intensity of colour in the Medina, with the beauty in its detail that characterises Marrakech. From musicians in the main square to camels, decorative archways and shops, the city is brought to life.
Exhibition at L'Escargot: Restaurant Drawings Historic and Contemporary
Until 3rd September 2016 at L'Escargot restaurant, 48 Greek Street, London W1D 4EF.
Visit between breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 9am to 11:30pm Monday - Saturday
The exhibition gathers together original artwork from Lucinda's illustrations for regular restaurant review columns in the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Business newspapers from 1997—2000. Drawn on site, they provide a record of the period in London when a new food scene was starting to develop. The show features portraits-from-life of chefs such as Marco Pierre White, commissioned for the Independent on Sunday's food pages in the 90s.
New Exhibition in Frome, Somerset,
1-27 May 2016
INDUSTRIOUS: Drawings of workplaces in Frome and London
at Rook Lane Arts, Bath Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1DN
Mondays - Fridays
plus Sunday 1 May and weekend of
14-15 May 2016
Talk: 17 May 2016 at 7pm
Frome has a long history as an industrial town and the continuation of making and manufacturing gives it a strong identity and purpose. New drawings of workplaces and industrial activity in Frome will be shown alongside some Tottenham drawings from 2015.
Tom Dixon’s new magazine Tomorrow commissioned more drawings of workspaces for Tom’s article about London’s industry, involving visits to the Redchurch Brewery, Technology Will Save Us and Essex Replica Castings.
This portrait of a young South African boy Mpho Lesedi was drawn for The Children’s Monologues 2015, a fundraiser for the charity Dramatic Need which provides creative arts education in rural Ruanda and South Africa.
Monday 1 June — Sunday 7 June 2015
Employment Land Portfolio:
Drawings of Tottenham
Part of the London Festival of Architecture
Lower Ground Floor at
Heyne Tillett Steel, Engineers,
4 Pear Tree Court, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0DS
Mon to Fri 11:00am — 5:30pm.
Sat, Sun 12 noon — 4:00pm
Lucinda Rogers will show a series of large works on paper that depict the workspaces, yards and skills of industrial trading, repair and manufacturing businesses around White Hart Lane, Tottenham. The drawings highlight the types of active business threatened by Haringey Council's plans to promote high-volume housing development in places where people work, which it describes as "restructuring the borough's employment land portfolio".
The exhibition ties in with research by the Cass Cities programme into the disappearance of industrial land. A blinkered approach to regeneration sees London consuming its own assets in the pursuit of housing unit numbers.
The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, Cass Cities
London Festival of Architecture
Judging at Reportager Awards 2015
Lucinda Rogers was one of the judges for Reportager's first Reportage and Documentary Drawing awards, sponsored by Moleskine. The winners were announced on 11 May 2015 with an exhibition of fifty exhibitors' work at Reportager headquarters in Bristol at the University of the West of England.
Reportager blog reportager-blog.blogspot.co.uk.
Revisiting New York scenes
New York trip in October with photographer Jeremy Freedman who is taking pictures of the drawing process; visiting the scenes of early drawings to see the changes that have taken place in the city since the late 1990s and early 2000.
New York Drawings 2014
During May and June 2014 Lucinda was in New York working on a new series of drawings that will add to her New York work, to be collected into a book. The book will chart both the changing and changeless aspects of a city that continues to stimulate the urge to report. This is Chrystie Street from Sara Roosevelt Park.
LA Sketchbook Drawings
While making winter drawings in New York in 2013-14 a short visit to California provided different urban views and sparked some LA drawings made across the pages of a 12 x 9 inch sketch book.
Lucinda Douglas-Menzies 10x10
This photograph was taken on the Arnold Circus bandstand by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies for her exhibition of ten new portraits at Four Corners from 26 November - 6 December. The sitters all have a connection with East London and were Delwar Hussain, anthropologist; Henry Goodman, actor; Noel Stewart, milliner; Alison Wilding, artist; Val Wilmer, photographer and jazz historian; David Hoffman, photographer; Jonathan Miller, theatre and opera director; Harry Lloyd, actor; Lucinda Rogers, artist; Asif Kapadia, film director; YolanDa Brown, saxophonist and composer.
Photograph copyright Lucinda Douglas-Menzies
John Carey - The Unexpected Professor
An Autumn day's drawing in Oxford of John Carey's bicycle at the doorway to Merton College will become the cover for his new book The Unexpected Professor, a reflection on his life in literature, published March 2014 by Faber.
John Rogers - The Undelivered Mardle
The cover image for my father's book The Undelivered Mardle was drawn in the Suffolk churchyard of St Mary's Letheringham - the pivotal subject of his 'memoir of belief, doubt and delight'. Published by Darton Longman and Todd in March 2013.
Young plane tree in spring
The quarterly London trees series for "Town" magazine ended with a spring view from the bandstand at Arnold Circus, Shoreditch. The drawing is shown lying on the ground in progress.
I travelled by train to Marrakech in early 2013 and completed some large ink and watercolour drawings centred in the neighbourhood of Bab Doukkala, the main gateway on the west side of the Medina.View Marrakech drawings
Contributing to GOOD OLD DRAWING (G.O.D.)
Good Old Drawing by the veteran Cambridge illustrator John Holder and Philip Hodgkinson is book of drawings by 100 artists and illustrators including David Hockney, Quentin Blake and Ronald Searle. In his foreword, Nicholas Serota says: 'This book is a celebration of drawing and of its enduring importance to artists of different generations, experience, and outlook.' Ronald Searle writes: 'Drawing is the honesty of art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.'
Published by HAUS Publishing 2012
New Midtown Screen Print
The Chrysler Building and 43rd St is a new screen print in an edition of 50 made at a press in Brooklyn, NY. Designed to pair with the Spitalfields screen print it is a view over rooftops looking west but on a very different scale. The original line drawing was made some years ago from a vantage point on top of the Tudor City apartments and the print was created and editioned in 2012.
The trees series continues in the new London quarterly Town with a drawing made on the pavement opposite King's Cross station.
Singin' in the Rain
The new London quarterly
Town has commissioned a series of drawings for its back page with Cambridge Circus the first 'Town Original'.
The magazine launches May 31st.
Drawings for the Spitalfields Life book
The book of the renowned Spitalfields Life blog
www.spitalfieldslife.com is published by Salt Yard Books / Hodder and Stoughton on March 1 and contains six double page drawings of Spitalfields that set the scene for its individual stories.
The 'Spitalfields Suite' of the six original drawings is on show at Rough Trade East from February 27. It will be sold as limited edition prints: details to follow soon. Copies of the book bought only at Rough Trade East come with a gift set of postcards of the six drawings.
Rough Trade East is on Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL.
Work for sale is now online
Prints and original works are now available in the Work for Sale section.
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Sandys Row drawing
A drawing of Sandys Row synagogue in Spitalfields will be launched as a print in November to commemorate the recent completion of the largest restoration project in the synagogue's 300 years of existence. A proportion of the print sales will directly support the ambitious restoration fund. The drawing was commissioned by the Friends of Sandys Row and was made looking down from the ladies gallery the day before work began in November 2010. It has been acquired as the latest addition to their unique historic archive.
Buy the print here
See the full story in Spitalfields Life with photographs by Jeremy Freedman on Monday 24 October
Private Eye 50th Birthday
See drawings in the Gifts section of Private Eye's 50th anniversary edition this week
A new illustrated edition of Jules Renard's 'Histoires naturelles' translated by Richard Stokes was published last year for the centenary of Renard's birth. The Nanny Goat was recently read by Roger Mc Gough on Poetry Please.
View the Histoires naturelles illustrations