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    Food Illustrations by Esther Cooper-Wood

    February 23, 2015

    Last week I went for some physiotherapy to University College London Hospital (UCLH). Happy to report that my frozen shoulder is healing very nicely and I’m looking forward to resume playing tennis in the not so distant future.

    While there, I came across this lovely exhibition by illustrator Esther Cooper-Wood. A recent graduate from Cambridge School of Art freelance illustrator, Esther was exhibiting her food illustrations at The Street Gallery within the hospital. I apologise in advance. There was a lot of glare as all the illustrations faced clear windows with heavy traffic on Euston Road.

    The UCLH arts and heritage is committed to providing a welcoming, uplifting environment for all patients, visitors and staff through the use of a varied and stimulating arts and heritage program. It’s work aims to improve the patient experience, boost staff morale, increase engagement with the arts and celebrate the Trust’s unique heritage and community.
    How nice to have such beautiful and colourful illustrations in a hospital were a lot of people face a rather ‘grey’ time. It really cheered me up and I was only there for some physiotherapy.

    My favourite part of the exhibition consisted of four large food illustrations depicting fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood according to the seasons.

    Below here you see a smaller version of the full winter illustration.

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Winter by Esther Cooper-Wood | Pro marker, pencil and colouring pencils on paper £250

    I believe that Spring, Summer and Autumn are also for sale at £250 each.
    I wanted to show these charming illustrations in more details so divided each season in three sections: fruit – vegetables – meat and seafood.

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the fruits | vegetables in season for Spring

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the vegetables in season for Spring

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the meat and seafood in season for Spring

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the fruits in season for Summer

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the vegetables in season for Summer

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the seafood in season for Summer

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the fruits in season for Autumn

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the vegetables in season for Autumn

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the meat and seafood in season for Autumn

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the fruits in season for Winter

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the vegetables in season for Winter

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving
    Detail showing the meat and seafood in season for Winter

    Another beautiful part of the exhibition was some of the illustrations from a book called 52 recipes  written by David Wilshin.

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving

    food illustrations by esther cooper-wood - colourliving

    Aren’t you charmed by these illustrations? I sure am!

    The exhibition runs until 25th February.

    Esther Cooper-Wood
    The Street Gallery,
    University College London Hospital,
    235 Euston Road,
    London,
    NW1 2BU.