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Croydon on canvas, card and cushions

Local artists are capturing Croydon in beautiful and unexpected ways.

Think Croydon and you don't generally think picturesque. But that's not stopped local creatives making beautiful art from local views.

From photos to sketches and cups to cushions, Croydon is appearing on all manner of items. Here are a few of our favourite creatives who are producing innovative art with a strong Croydon flavour and that feature our people, architecture and landmarks.

Support our local economy and encourage these amazing artists. Links to their online webstores are provided below.



Tina Crawford draws with the needle and it’s completely freehand. She doesn't draw or mark first. The beauty of the medium is where it takes you.


Bev lives and works in Croydon and most of her paintings focus on the everyday people and scenes around us. She loves painting crowds and groups of people going about their everyday lives.

Source: MadeByMrsM


Kate Marsden is an illustrator, textile designer and blogger. Her work is inspired by the city around her and is frequently adapted for cards, prints, home furnishings and clothing. And look out for her Illustrated Guide to Croydon!


Fantasy artwork by Gavin Kinch, the town that love built. His vision of Croydon is both retro and futuristic and his work adorns the Fairfield Halls and some of our office spaces.

Source: Lis Watkins

Saffron Central

Line and Wash is the online sketchpad of Lis Watkins. Lis captures Croydon landmarks, people and places with pen and watercolours. Lis regularly created the cover art for the Croydon Citizen newspaper.

Croydon Pride

Glenn is a freelance photographer. His photos of local landmarks have been enhanced to create amazing collages. 


SceneInCroydon, aka Samantha Warren, creates artworks celebrating the London borough of Croydon. Her work includes prints, postcards and mugs.

Tees and totes

The Croydon fashion label devised by Jonny Rose.