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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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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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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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Tour de France, Paris… (PRINT AVAILABLE)

So, I’ve been creating away in order to build a body of works to make limited editions out of – for my new online shop, and this Baby was one of them! Think the excitement, buzz and energy of the Tour de france in Paris, Champs Élysées I am also very pleased to say that I sold it to a client – A friend and generally great guy whose just launched this amazing venture… Check it out… So pleased a Lucinda Burman like this came out now what good timing!

IF anyone is interested email me i.e. a print of it, I’m still building the shop but the prints are already available! (SEE BELOW)TDF PAris photo shop 8

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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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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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