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So I did this private commission before christmas, not my main line of work, but something that is fun and requires some concentration – catching an animal’s/person’s personality is easier said than done… it was in fact a christmas present to a very cool little man I know! I hope you like it Alfie! 😉 here are some photos below for you to see how he came about!

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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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ALIVE and KICKING. Football/Tottenham/ Brad Friedl… Fun!

Always interested in a new challenge, having worked with Alive and Kicking before, they approached me and said ‘Lucinda, fancy painting on a football?’ I figured I’d play ball…

Alive & Kicking is an African social enterprise that manufactures sports balls; helping children exercise their right to play, creating ethical employment for African communities, and improving the health and quality of life of disadvantaged young people. Brad Friedl, of Tottenham Spur very kindly gave up some time for Alive and Kicking too, so with my expert painter and decorator skills I went along to help and painted his hands for hand prints, see pictures below! This Ball and the one that I have painted – with Chelsea supporters, you know to mix it up…  will be in the ICAP charity auction, so let’s hope it makes some Dollar!

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It’s been a while since I posted any of the ‘face a day/ week’ sketches I have been doing… but thought I’d post this of my cousin, as she so very kindly put me up in Manchester/ let me tag along to her birthday celebrations and shared her friends with me at the Gig I went to… Very kind, (can’t say she had much choice in the matter… but hey what are family for if only to get free stuff :P).


Many thanks again… It’t just such a shame you had to duck out so early on in the evening? hmmm peaked a little early did we Hatbat?X

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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Carlowrie Castle

A few weeks ago I embarked on a commission for a corporate client based in Scotland, the castle that I painted ‘Carlowrie Castle’ will hold events for all walks of life so the client asked me to make sure it was a cracker…The painting will hang pride of place above the fire place in the main hall so…I did my best!

I went back to make a mess in my parents house in Warwickshire (convenient) and use the space whilst they were away, in conjunction with sunshine and a glass of wine I had a good 2 days painting in order to create this private commission.

As an add on for clients, I can produce a stop motion video (for those of you who don’t know, basically you attach what can be best described as a remote to the camera and it takes a photo every -in this case- 15 seconds… which are then compiled together to condense down many hours of painting to a 3 minute video). The video usually adds another dimension to the project and in this case a piece of marketing material for the castle. Unfortunately Youtube has cut some of the angles off or out… so the link below is a fair but no quite as good as the original version… but it gives you a feel for the animation!



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