Piccadilly line

design, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max, London

Finally, something to smile about

fashion, idea, illustration, iPhone illustrations, London

After months of practising something is, at last, beginning to happen. The iPhone paintings are beginning to turn into a style. It’s very exciting! This portrait evolved right before my eyes, the result of having seen a couple of wonderful art exhibitions, as well as reading the newspapers more than usual, flicking through picture books and being immersed in the task at hand.

Welcome summer?

fashion, illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max, London

“One swallow does not make a summer.”

Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC – 322 BC)

The last January snow… or did I speak too soon?


The last of the January snow.

Pitfield St, Hackney, London,England was all covered in snow and ice a couple of days after the snow stopped falling. While it wasn’t the worst or heaviest snowfall in the world, it was an unusual couple of weeks, weather-wise, for most people in the United Kingdom.

Waiting for a bus – 210 from Archway to Finsbury Park

illustration, iPhone illustrations, Ken Wilson-Max

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Waiting for the 210 bus to Archway

On a very cold but sunny London day, when nothing works particularly well the 210 bus took longer than usual to arrive. Passenger were patient, pacing blowing into their gloves, smoking… Anything to not feel the freeze. It wasn’t the right time to start making a painting with a forefinger.

Winter in the UK, though not as cold as other parts of Europe, always seems much worse. People aren’t often ready for a cold snap! No amount of discussion about the weather in the UK transfers to a state of preparedness. Strange.