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The Pelican Cafe, London

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This latest piece of work of mine – finished/framed and delivered last week, was for a newish cafe – The Pelican in Battersea, London. I had sat down with the owner and manager and asked him what he would like, he kept it quite simple, he said: ‘make something that incorporates our motif/branding – the pelican, but other than that do what you like!’ So I decided to make the punters pelicans, and to have my birds either stopping by for a needed caffeine fix (it is great coffee, i’ve sampled it…), picking up a delicious breakfast takeaway, about to go in and settle down to a morning brunch… or sipping on a much needed cocktail!

I have many illustrations of animals in my visual journals and am quite used to drawing many different animals in sketch form, however painting them into a piece cohesively whilst still maintaining the same energy and flow to the painting, proved a new challenge… I think I had a good go at it, and feel it is one of my better colour palettes to date…

Should you be in the area, pop in to the Pelican for coffee, or breakfast or cocktails or to set up an event, it’s a stylish, simple and a very well priced space, well worth a visit especially on a Sunday morning hungover spell…

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The Decorative Fair Autumn 2014

So, I came back from holiday, and decided to paint these two babies… figured I would be fresh to really make them pop?

One is created from a photograph I took of the Latin Quarter in Paris, which I visited when I went on an adventure backpacking alone around europe when I was 18, I rediscovered it on my hard drive and thought it was a lovely composition. Think parisian students, wine, bars oh … and rain!

The other is a view I used to walk past all the time when I lived just of the Fulham road, (as an aside my friend’s family run Chelsea Wild, so if you like/ need/ want flowers then go there).

They are currently being exhibited by the Catherine Miller Gallery (located on Hollywood Road, Chelsea, London) at the Decorative Fair in Battersea Park, London. If you are in the area it is well worth a look as it exhibits not only art but furniture and textiles.

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