For the last couple of years I’ve been sketching my way down Burton Road between Withington and West Didsbury.
I’ve documented dog groomers, bicycle mechanics, pizza chefs and even a bakery making over 400 naan breads each day. My sketches include many of the independent delis, café bars and restaurants that make this part of town one of the most popular in south Manchester.
Now I’m putting it all together in a 96-page hardback book and in July 2022 I ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to raise the cost of printing. The Burton Road Sketchbook will be printed in the autumn ready for Christmas 2022.
You can pre-order the book and, until we go to press, still become a backer. Jump to my online shop here.
The book will feature work by my daughter Rebecca, who took up sketching after attending one of my urban sketching workshops. She’s a chip off the old block.
Here are some of the sketches: