Floral

Embroidery Project

Posted on

Sorry to be a stranger of late, I’ve been working on a certain embroidery project….all with be revealed in a few weeks…but in the mean time here are some images of the development and inspiration has been:¬†William Morris, Craft and nature…

13267882_10153854097087982_993176710065165231_n13315465_10153860459677982_642917658876123320_n13327650_10153851655392982_996198477721460798_n13335604_10153852213062982_8794715834698684266_n13413010_10153868475307982_4880143712040724728_n13419182_10153881717297982_8770428345347455988_n

Drapery, pattern and shadow Art class

Posted on Updated on

Drapery, pattern, creases and shadow for my class tomorrow…I do get carried away making example sheets…

12592432_10153569102262982_7983188716560839523_n12647090_10153569099507982_6188942686956637988_n

Klimt inspired commission

Posted on

Edited, finished 120x150cm Klimt inspired commission.
I was asked to change the hair colour to make it look more like the new owner and so changed the background to black (which makes the characters jump off the canvas in contrast) very happy with the results….

It will be delivered to its new home in Notting Hill this weekend…

Original plan..

12509332_10153519216822982_7363541117966875396_n

 

941028_10153533835297982_3801389694141340374_n12553018_10153543303287982_8838353167507523090_n12553054_10153545515867982_199720337024155608_n12642790_10153555320222982_6854311791665056363_n12647196_10153555320527982_9013441890023290045_n12654561_10153555317407982_797348717296344529_n12654660_10153555317577982_12130915707474722_n

Klimt inspired ‘Love’ commission

Posted on Updated on

Here’s a peep at a Klimt inspired commission I’m currently working on (well this is a plan of the illustration and colour scheme) the actual artwork will be painted on a life-size canvas….excited!

I have so many ideas and avenues I want to explore with my Art this year including…more Klimt inspired nudes/love pieces, a ‘hybrid’ collection, ceramic dolls and trinket boxes and a series of mini paintings/sequences of characters in various settings for an auction in Notting Hill in March…

There just aren’t enough hours in the day at the moment…I want to do it all but keep on being inspired again and again by new things….can only be a good thing!

12506935_10153512723632982_1744461374_n

Pet Cushions

Posted on Updated on

A little pet cushion commission I completed for a dear friend to give her husband on Christmas Day….featuring beloved doggie pet “Godfrey” to go with the cushion of her gorgeous Persian cat ‘Sooty’.

The ‘Godfrey Dog’ cushion was made using colour and pattern to compliment the vintage floral background of ‘Sooty Cat’….I think they look delightful together….

1544979_10153482470497982_2899660039447740691_n

 

12391383_10208346634206395_285085819116642236_n

 

 

A ceramic ‘Toybox’ for adults

Posted on

I’d like to consolidate all of my design ideas (from my present sketchbook) into one large piece to create an eclectic, kitsch ceramic box (like a toy box but to serve as a trinket holder for adults).
The illustrations on the outside will serve as a visual diary which capture everything which inspires me from vintage dolls and florals to kitsch, childlike puppy illustrations.
This keepsake box will be used to hold treasured items of sentimental value, reminiscent of childhood memories and nostalgia….

1914528_10153483061107982_3039058389044819471_n

Wedding Invitation Commission

Posted on Updated on

Just finalising designs for a Wedding invitation commission, playing with font and colours at the moment (I’ll just give you a peep at this one as rather fond of this brown and lace effect)…..

Mel's Wedding invite brown text with no number.jpg