Café sketches

These cafe sketches were painted at Cinque Café (next to the Dendy Cinema in Newtown, Sydney) in the year 2000. Cinque Café has long since changed hands and name but anyone there at the time will remember Cinque Café with fondness. It was owned and manged by the wonderfully kind and empathetic Poppy and her husband. Her brother was chief cook. They were the first café in Newtown to display the work of local artists on their walls. They let me install a gallery system on one of their walls so artworks could be changed easily. What pleasant memories!