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Rua Sao Vicente, Mina Gerais, Brazil

In a recent flurry of work/ private commissions (isn’t it always the way…) I was asked to create this home in Minas Gerais, a particularly poignant home for my client as it was where she grew up. I know the client personally, and knew the sentimental importance of the piece, so despite it being a simple building and a smaller piece, it took some time and thought. I thoroughly enjoyed giving the building it’s character, through my usual use of colour if in somewhat random way!

I was also asked to portray her parents in the piece from photos she supplied me with, which again gave it it’s personal touch – and proved trickier than said, given as resemblance is key on such small figures they required less mad dash brush stroke and  a steadier hand!

Take a look, I believe the client was very pleased ;)!

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The Pere Family Illustration…

My latest project – a little different to others was to build a narrative for a French client of their family’s life in london since they moved here 20 years ago or so, they asked that it be done in a similar style to the first ever private commission I had (many thanks Pascal 😉 which was a little tricky at times as my style has developed, but I think I did it proud… take a look, from the Pere family’s cars, homes, hobbies, family memories we have it all. Working from photographs and information given to me by Sylvie, I pieced together firstly composition sketches to lay it out and then got at it! Take a look! Many thanks to the Pere Family, I hope you enjoy it!


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Milan, London, New York and Marina Del Ray CA, USA…

I was very pleased to be approached by my Italian client again this time a special commission for his girlfriend, let’s hope she likes it! It was a montage of many places which was fun to piece fluidly together, also the first client commission in my new space – the light was good and I think I captured it well. Think Milan, New York, London and Marina Del Rey, California… all in one…

 

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45 Larkhall Rise aka Casa Antonio!

So this was something I created before Christmas, for both a great friend and now a client thank you for your support (now across lots of areas of my life :P), he asked me to create a Lucinda Burman for his parents of the back of their lovely home and garden obviously including the household cats too… ‘Big Cat’ and ‘Moses’ only you Grandpa! I’m very pleased to say that his parents were thrilled. Take a look!

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Balmoral Beach, Australia

My latest client asked me to work from a photograph of a beach- Balmoral Beach in Australia to be precise. (Given my holiday blues at the time this was really nice to do!) It was a birthday present for the Granny of my client, who turns 90 very soon I believe. The flags, not part of the photo, but through artistic license were added as he requested, in order to combine the family nationalities. I hope you like it James, but more importantly I hope Granny does!

Have a lovely trip!

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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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La Dolce Piazza

This latest private commission came from A lovely lady (and now friend) who bought 2 of the pieces that I exhibited at the Gallery Upstairs, she approached me to do a third of the building that she owns and of the restaurant that is run by Gamal and Maria. La Dolce Piazza serves delicious italian cuisine, having eaten there numerous times now (thanks Barbara/ Maria/ Gamal). So if you are based in Warwickshire or just in the area you should definitely go there and eat!

I think I have at least made it loo welcoming from the outside!

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750 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City…

So I was approached by a lovely and interesting client, who I’ve worked with before to recreate where her husband grew up,  750 Park Avenue New York. She gave me the postcode and sent me to google maps so I created a composition drawing to get the right perspective – introduced the appropriate characters of the area -business men, cyclists, ladies with little dogs – and this combined with my numerous trips to New York for both work and pleasure, to quote my client meant that ‘I had captured exactly how it is over there!’. Have a butchers…

 

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Hyde Park Corner and the Hilton Hotel… Private Commission

So I was approached by a lovely couple to create a commission of the Hilton Hotel, Mayfair where they got married. They asked me to capture it from the angle of Hype Park corner, so I went there took lots of photos and built the scene up with a little artistic licence, so that we could have the roundabout, the corner of Hyde Park and the Hilton hotel all in one shot, I even managed (inadvertently) to capture where they nearly had a sticky end on the roundabout! It was great fun capturing what they asked and obviously painting. Many thanks! Have a look at the photos of how I built it up…

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