No Frills

The art of being a Madrid muse

8 May 2020

I don’t use the word cool very often, but having your photographs turned into hand-drawn works of art? Now that’s cool. Welcome to my first ever art collection of local artists’ paintings and illustrations inspired by my very own photographs of Madrid.

Lucia Corrochano @luciacorrochano

Calle Buenavista by Lucia Corrochano

Calle Buenavista by Leah

Solidarity bunting on Calle Carlos Arniches by Lucia Corrochano

Solidarity bunting on Calle Carlos Arniches by Leah

Alicia Posada @aliciaposada_

The Rastro Suitcase Shop by Alicia Posada

The Rastro suitcase shop by Leah

Águeda Bermejo Melón @destrozacaras

Bar El Jamón by Águeda Bermejo Melón

Bar El JamónBar El Jamón, by Leah

Cafetería Fátima by Águeda Bermejo Melón

Cafetería Fátima, by Leah

Bar Santurce, by Águeda Bermejo Melón

Bar Santurce, by Leah

Bar Ruano, by Águeda Bermejo Melón

Bar Ruano, by Leah

Bar El Palentino, by Águeda Bermejo Melón

Bar El Palentino, by Leah

Águeda was inspired by my collection of 100 of Madrid’s No Frills Bars, and she continues to pick her favourites for illustration.

Cristina Romano @lailandi.lailandi

Bar El Palentino, by Cristina Romano

Bar El Palentino by Leah

Inma Álvarez @vayacuadrochica

The Malasaña Balcony Forest, by Inma Álvarez

The Malasaña Balcony Forest, by Leah

Moriah Costa @illustratedlifeofmyrh

Also inspired by my collection of 100 of Madrid’s No Frills Bars, Moriah has created five lovely marker-pen drawings and counting…

Casa Emilio by Moriah Costa

The Industrial Estate Bar (no name) by Moriah Costa

Bar El Palentino, by Moriah Costa

Cafetería Fátima, by Moriah Costa

Bar La Fama, by Moriah Costa

Paula Alcalde Vergel @palver

Bar Rafa, by Paula Alcade Vergel

Bar Rafa, by Leah

‘Bar’, by Paula Alcade Vergel

John Fulginiti @ceci_nest_pas_une_juul

Calle Toledo, view from Plaza Mayor, by John Fulginiti

Calle Toledo, by Leah

Desirée Cavanillas Arias @desiree_cavanillas

Want to see these works of art in a real-life exhibition? I’m looking for a venue! If you know of one, or indeed have one, please get in touch via hola@madridnofrills.com with subject ‘venue’. Thank you!

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