David Gentleman is a watercolourist, wood engraver and lithographer. He has travelled widely and has written and illustrated books on Britain, London, Paris, India, Italy and Anglo-American relations. He first went to Italy as a student and has often returned. He has designed British postage stamps and a platform-length mural on the London Underground at Charing Cross station. There have been many exhibitions of his landscape watercolours and architectural lithographs; his posters have been carried on marches protesting against the wars in Iraq and Gaza. He lives in London. His studio is at the top of an early Victorian house in Camden Town between the crowded, rackety Camden Lock and the green spaces of Regent's Park and Primrose Hill. His recently published his sketchbook of a year in London – called London, You’re Beautiful.