“The idea for this piece came about when I was sat outside a cafe in the summer on a busy high street,” remembers Molly Russon. “I had my sketchbook and paper at hand and was trying to take in the busy, dusty feeling of people watching in that moment.”
“I was pretty set on making this artwork feel a bit odd and mysterious, as well as getting across the feeling of summer”
And that’s exactly what the London-based artist has captured here: a moment of stillness at a cafe table on a hot bustling day. “I didn’t have a particular theme in mind, however I had a feeling that I wanted to evoke,” she says. “I was pretty set on making this artwork feel a bit odd and mysterious, as well as getting across the feeling of summer. I always like my work to focus on people and real experience and feeling.”
Part of the Small Fry Collective partnering with the Association of Illustrators and Elephant Academy on various workshops and events for creatives, Russon has also written and illustrated the book, The Life of Alfred Wallis, about the Cornish fisherman-turned-artist. She already has another book project on the go. “It’s very much in it’s early stages but I’m really excited about creating it,” she says.
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