What does it capture – the artist view?
It was enjoyable seeing the scene all come together. I wanted to capture nearing the ending of the lockdown and for me personally it was great to work on a piece of work that celebrated that as well. I especially enjoyed working on all of the different characters and developing them from scamp into final watercolour with vibrancy.
What is it about the pub you have missed the most during lockdown?
I think like many, I‘ve missed the spontaneity of being able to meet at the pub with friends as and when.
The pub is known as ‘a great British institution’ what do you think makes it this?
I guess pubs are known as great British institutions because they provide a place of belonging, and that’s why they are referred to as the ‘local'. They can serve as a place of community within a town or village. My grandparents used to run a pub and it was very much that way back then.
Pubs hold fond memories for many, what is your favourite pub memory?
There’s so many to choose from! But I’d probably have to go with one of the Halloween pub crawls through the years, it‘s something I try and arrange with friends each year. Costumes have ranged from being ‘Sadness’ from Inside Out, as well as the 'Twin Peaks'' Log Lady!
Katherine Tromans is a Freelance Illustrator & Designer from Birmingham, UK and she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Illustration from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2011. When working in watercolour, she will often work with a vibrant palette and enjoys working on a variety of projects, from children’s books to illustrate campaigns. She has worked internationally with lifestyle, retail and education clients.