Contemporary

New Cushion Collection

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Hello everyone, I’m sorry for being a stranger of late…It’s been a busy few months initially finalising my MA and more recently working on a large textile collection with my agent Xander Kastroma, for our client (I can’t say too much at the moment-but all will be revealed before long).

Prints have been based around my 2015 ‘Tree of Life & Growth’ illustration which has been inspired from the fantastically quirky and somewhat naive illustrations from medieval beasturies and adapted characters (developed from my drawings at the Grant Museum of Zoo-ology UCL).

A classic, yet quirky and contemporary series to add colour, character and life to the space they are placed in…
They’ll be available to purchase from my Etsy Shop and commercial clients in a few weeks.

Anyway here’s a sneak peak of the mood boards, inspiration and concept for the cushion collection…

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Cushion Update….

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WOW only 7 days left to vote & purchase….I have over 400 likes!! Thank you all so much!

http://ohhdeer.com/comp…/the-tree-of-life-and-growth-cushion

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http://ohhdeer.com/competition/space-doll-cushion

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Milk & 2 Exhibition.

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I few weeks back I mentioned that I had submitted an art piece for an exhibition entitled ‘Milk & 2’, I’m delighted to tell you that my ‘Alternative Tea Party’ has been chosen to go up……..come along to the opening:

Thursday 11th April at 10am at STREET COFFEE 160-164 Goswell Rd, City of London, London, Greater London EC1V 7DU.

 

Alice in Wonderland - an Alternative Tea Party

Debut Contemporary.

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I am over the moon to have confirmed a start date on the prestigious artist mentoring scheme Debut Contemporary! I officially start workshops at the end of May and exhibition will follow shortly after.

http://www.debutcontemporary.com/

I have lots to be keeping me busy in the mean time; finalising and framing my ‘Fashion Doll’ originals and looking for sponsers/funding…….all very exciting!

London Fashion Dolls on Tower Hamlets Website

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This is awesome, I just found it on the ‘London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ website last night:

http://www.towerhamletsarts.org.uk/?cid=47565

I’ll be displaying my work on the 6th August and the opening night will be after that, I shall keep you updated!

P.S. If you look at the bottom of the article, you can ‘like’ my event on Facebook! 😀

London Fashion Dolls – Development and inspiration

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I’ve been making visits to Brick lane and researching imagery to inspire the development of my ‘London Fashion Doll’ collection.

Most of the architecture used in the collection so far are modern builds (apart from ‘Big Ben’), so I’m thinking it would be an interesting contrast if the next drawings show some classic buildings.

One thing which inspires me about East London so much is the contrast of modern, cutting edge architecture next to charming older buildings and the fact it’s merely a 10 minute walk from the diverse, Avante Garde Brick Lane to the Business District which is Bank, so the styles from both areas change dramatically!

My Fashion dolls show a cutting edge mix of vintage mixed with contemporary, cutting edge attire to show the strong styles and changes within this area.

 

 

  

   

Olympic Fashion Illustrations – Development

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So I’ve been visiting a diverse range of places to spark ideas for this project; yesterday I went for a stroll in Brick Lane to look in the vintage clothing stores for inspiration into print/dress design for my illustrations followed by the Geffrye Museum (Bethnal Green) where I looked at the trend/lifestyle changes over the decades in the home.

As always I aim to create an eclectic fusion of vintage and contemporary imagary.