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Illy and Jinx – Wedding Insert, Illustrative Painting

In January, I was approached by these clients to create an illustrative montage, to tell the story of their lives together so far, and of the schedule of their wedding day, there were many components/ ideas/ and a few drinks drunk too, as we came to this composition/ final idea!

The top tells the story of the day, and each place illustrated sit along the river where they would on a map of London, the bottom section shows where they met, where they got engaged, where they did Erasmus or where they were from. The final greenery all over was in keeping with their florist who does amazing things, I can’t wait to have a peak at it on the day!

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this piece as it was so personal, and am thoroughly pleased how it turned out as an image for the invite/ insert! It is definitely something I would love to do again!

Have a great day Illy and Jinx, and all the best for your future together!

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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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Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro (CARNIVAL), Paraty, Sao Sebastiao, Ilha Bella, Santos, Santo Andre, Sao Paolo. 2 Planes, 8 buses, 2 ferries… and lots of time to look out the window.

I have been meaning to edit and blog the photos I took on an adventure in Brazil in February, however there were very many… it has taken quite a while :S, these made the cut. See Below. 🙂 A few drawings/ sketches to follow…

Many thanks to the hospitality of my 3 amigos who were in Rio you know who you are, to my new Paolista Mother in Sao Paolo… and to all those I met when my backpack and I embarked on the journey in between (relatively unscathed, only one broken toe and a few good hangovers.)

Obrigada por hospitalidade dos meus 3 amigos de quem estava em Rio, Voces ja sabem quem voces sao, obrigada a minha nova Mae paolista em Sao Paolo… e também todas pessoas que eu conheci quando eu e a minha mochila fomos no caminho entre os dois cidades… sem muitos problemas, so um dedo partido, e algumas manhas com uma grande resacca.)

The nicest thing is I barely had to edit these – the light and colour, well it’s real. It’s Brazil. Take a look.
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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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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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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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Composition doodles and Sketches… London/NYC

I am currently getting set to create two private commissions from clients based in London and New York, these are the sketches I’ve been working on to detail and capture exactly the composition and therefore commission they would like, ‘London, Hyde Park corner’ and ‘Mumbai skyline’ pictures to follow! 

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The Wild Rabbit, Composition Drawing…

So today I’ve been beavering away putting together a composition drawing for Lady Bamford’s fabulous new pub/ hotel in the Cotswolds… Look out for the finished piece to come!

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