News from the Studio

By Owen Delaney

The latest news on what I’m working on in the studio, from bespoke commissions to new print runs and more.

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Canals - maps, memories and dreams

The Grand Union Canal Race is one of the UK’s oldest still running ultramarathons (or possibly the oldest?), with the first event happening in 1993 to celebrate the opening of the first British Waterways Walk, and marking 200 years since the canal itself firs…


Autumn Majors

So this year will be the first (I think?) time that all six World Marathon Majors events have taken place in the autumn, starting this weekend with Berlin.



Just finished up on this commission for a couple who travelled the North Coast 500 by campervan in Scotland. From Inverness to Skye via some of the best memories Scotland has to give.


Back to the Drawing Board

I’ve got myself into a bit of a rut recently, both with work and my running. Confidence is a bit low, as are ideas and inspiration. Hopefully it doesn’t show in my work, but I think I need to address it and come up with a plan to get things back on track. On …



Been working on a thing.



I started using Procreate and Affinity Designer on a new iPad recently for a few things. It’s so much fun, and is fuelling lots more ideas for digital artwork 💡


Mini commissions

So I’ve been thinking about how I can offer a slightly different option for commissions, less bespoke, more of a give me your route and one or two ideas for customisation (landmarks, wildlife etc.) and I’ll create a digitally illustrated map for you. For time…


Ben's map of Kingston, Richmond, Bushy & the River

My latest commission was for runner from my local club – something to commemorate his favourite running routes in the area, from Richmond Bridge to Hampton Court, the surrounding sights, parks and wildlife that roams within.



If everything goes to plan with the UK restrictions easing in the coming months, it's going to mean Wendover Woods 100 is on for me at the beginning of July. My hill training has been pretty much non-existent for a while now – the downside of living in such a…


From the studio

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