I had previously drawn an artwork of Coventry Cathedral, which was printed onto a sustainable souvenir range and is sold in their gift shop. I hadn't ventured beyond the walls of the cathedral and when several customers asked me to draw Coventry I took up the challenge of discovering this much maligned Midlands city through my art. I wasn't disappointed... the city is full of hidden treasures, from the medieval architecture that still survives such as the Weaver's Cottage in Spon End to 21st Century sculptures such as the Whittle Arch, outside the Coventry Transport Museum.
Transport has been a big part of Coventry's industrial history, home to the Jaguar Land Rover plant, of which three are just coming off the production line in my illustration. Lady Godiva is kept in good company by another local heroine and literary legend, George Eliot.
I loved discovering the Coventry Music Museum together with the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and realise that this is a city which would definitely make my cultural hit list. I visited the cathedral as a child and don't plan to wait another 40 years to return to this wonderful corner of The Midlands. :-)
Julia’s vision of Coventry makes a cute and collectable postcard and is also available as a beautiful Art Print for your home.
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