Paul Cox at St Charles Hospital

Illustrator Paul Cox, well-known for his work for such papers as The Telegraph and Sunday Times, and his illustrations for many books including for The Folio Society, created a major series of fifteen watercolour paintings for the reception area, waiting room and stairwells at St Charles Hospital, North Kensington.

Some of the paintings depict local scenes such as the Portobello Road and Notting Hill Carnival, which helps to connect the life of the hospital with the local community. Others depict London bridges, but also Paul painted a Cornish harbour scene, directly recreating a large painting from the 1950s by Julian Trevelyan, which has been at St Charles for many years and was restored and rehung in the reception area, with Paul’s painting nearby.

2007
St Charles Hospital, North Kensington