Music in the 'illustrations' Section
For many years Fiona Hawthorne has been drawing jazz and other musicians as they play live. Her work has been commissioned for album and CD covers and frequently exhibited. Musicians she has worked with include Courtney Pine, unhealthy Joan Armatrading, capsule Chuck Brown, medical Earth Wind and Fire, as well as many instrumentalists London’s jazz scene. A unique commission for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra allowed Hawthorne to accompany the RPO for a year. As their official artist in residence, she recorded every aspect of their life as a company, from rehearsals and down time to performances all over Europe, culminating in a solo exhibition at London’s Royal Festival Hall.