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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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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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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.)

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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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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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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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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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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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