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Sketches of Soho

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In this full-colour book illustrating life in the colourful area south of Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, Lorette Roberts paints the town red – and orange, and yellow, and green, and blue… 

There is a centre foldout of the rainbow-hued Staunton Street restaurants; elsewhere you will find the crimsons and pinks of tiny boutiques and musicians playing live in a purple bar. And those Soho-ites – from uniform in their working clothes to bright and exotic in their street party costumes – they are all there. You might even see yourself! 

Yet there is more: the reds and golds of the temple and lantern shops, the muted ochres and turquoises of the old shophouses, the green trees and busy street market in vivid colour and, last but not least, the silver of the Mid-Levels Escalator which leads us to this vibrant district.

A fold-out map at the back of the book will guide you through the less familiar streets. And don’t forget to check out the connections between each page and find the ubiquitous snails. 

Part of a series of best-selling books by this well-known artist, Sketches of Soho is the perfect gift item for residents and visitors alike.

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Description

In this full-colour book illustrating life in the colourful area south of Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, Lorette Roberts paints the town red – and orange, and yellow, and green, and blue… 

MEDIA ATTENTION

An artist brings Soho to book
“Residents and visitors alike will love Sketches of Soho… Roberts perfectly captures the colour and detail of this vibrant neighbourhood. Third in a series of illustrated books by this resident artist, Sketches of Soho follows Roberts’ winning formula of ink and pencil sketches, washes and detailed watercolours, all accompanied by her handwritten notes.” – Discovery

Colourful journey
“Artist Lorette Roberts takes readers on a colourful journey through Soho in this book of illustrations, capturing the details and character of Hong Kong’s vibrant dining district.” – Kat Cooper, HK Magazine

Save our Soho
“Gallery owner John Batten is so passionate about the area he has called home for well over a decade that he has joined forces with other like-minded activists in a bid to save some of its characteristic buildings from the wrecking ball. Soho’s charm is celebrated by local artist Lorette E. Roberts in her book Sketches of Soho.” – Jessica Caplan, Positive News

Additional information

Weight400 g
Dimensions218 × 154 mm
Pages

80

Binding

Hardcover with jacket

Illustrations

Full colour

About the author

Lorette E. Roberts is a British artist and illustrator based for many years in Hong Kong. Now living in Suffolk in the UK, she still visits Hong Kong several times a year.

Born in Bath, England, Lorette began her career as a botanical artist but has since developed a broader range of styles, depending on the subject matter. Her work is typically vibrant and versatile, with a focus on people, places and objects. Her art has been exhibited at many venues in Hong Kong and overseas.

www.loretteroberts.com