Leanda XavianMerstham, Surrey, GB
I am an illustrator, letterer and designer living in Surrey, UK.
Maps By Leanda Xavian
Reigate is a vibrant market town, very close to where I live, full of restaurants, bistros, cafes, boutique shops and entertainment. It has a beautiful park for all sorts of activities, which hosts outdoor cinema in the summer and an ice rink in the winter. It nestles under the Surrey Hills and the North Downs way for hiking. It is only half an hour from London and less than an hour to the sea!
I grew up in Portsmouth and couldn't wait to leave! At 19 I left for London and never returned. The Dockyards have undergone myriad changes since the millennium with the construction of The Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays and the Mary Rose Museum. I now hope to revisit again with my son and show him some of the places I visited as a child.
This piece was completed as a project for Tom Froese's excellent Inky Maps class on Skillshare.