4 x (5 x 7 in), mixed media (ink, watercolor, gouache, crayon) on paper, 2014

Palace-Side Oasis

1. The Bench: Arrive early, barely another being in sight. Sit back, and enjoy the view.

2. Victoria: Watch seasons change, just as Queen Victoria did—and does. Once leaves have fallen, the view will be different, as well as what we notice.

3. Oasis and Tower: Enjoy an oasis where wildlife and walks come first, Post Office Tower and city life distant, hidden behind trees.

4. Fly In: Notice regular visitors fly in. Suzy and Sammy are two big royal swans, who like to land as close to Kensington Palace as possible.