Looking down on Covent Garden

Historical account written in October 2022 – Isabel Carmona and I met up on a cold December afternoon in 2021 to plan the 10-year anniversary of USk London the following year. Little did I know it would turn out to be the most amazing and eventful year for me as an admin with the London group. That afternoon we went to the rooftop bar at the Royal Opera House and sketched the view below. This sketch also was the one that was selected for the London by Urban Sketchers book we published as part of the anniversary celebrations.

By Sasala Wickramasinghe

Urban sketching and watercolour is my hobby. I'm a biochemist by training and work for the NHS full time as a healthcare scientist. Most of my free time, outside my day job is devoted to art and urban sketching. I am a self confessed nerd when it comes to watercolour and art materials in general. I approach them with the same curiosity and passion as I do for biochemistry - because after all, colour is science! I travel to sketch and sketch to travel. I'm an active member of Urban Sketchers London - part of a global sketching community which I only discovered in 2017.

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