Family portrait

This is my first blog post of 2016, so happy belated new year. I know January can a bit of a tough month, but it does seem to be flying by!

I am really excited to share my latest (and favorite) commission to date!

I really love creating artwork for families as I know it means so much to them. The process is a real privilege - learning about the family to ensure that I capture their unique energy and magic within my initial drawings and the final paper art. As I wrap the the final framed piece I always find myself thinking about that special moment when it will later be unwrapped. This one was extra special as it was my own family. 

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I was so thrilled to hear how much the family loved it and the impact it had on her Birthday. 

If you like this family portrait and have something in mind for someone close, I would be thrilled to hear your ideas

Natural, wholesome recipes for pure nourishment

I was thrilled to be asked to illustrate ‘Natural’ a fabulous new cookbook published by Parragon. I created a set of paper cut illustrations for the cover and insides of this compendium of wholesome recipes. It was a dream project for a self confessed foodie!

Wedding artwork

Last year my gorgeous friend Holly Clifton Brown married the love of her life Mr Simon Brown. They had the most stunning, down to earth, rustic chic wedding you have ever seen, it was such a fun and beautiful day.

Photographer:   Samuel Docke

Photographer:  Samuel Docke

When it came to the wedding present it of course  had to be a hand crafted paper-cut, I took inspiration from the lady her self and the love they both have for the outside world.  I also used Holly's carefully considered designs she created for the invitations, table plan, and look of the day to influence my artwork.

Photographer:   Samuel Docke

Photographer:  Samuel Docke

Here are some pictures of the artwork in the making,  I used chalk pastels to create a two tones effect on the fern leaf, oats and barley. This is a new technique for me and one I thought was really effective for this particular piece.

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It was a joy to create this piece for them, a piece that I know they treasure and has pride of place in their lovely new home together.

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If you have been inspired by this post and have a special occasion that deserves a bespoke hand crafter paper art I would love to hear from you.

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