Saturday, April 26, 2014

At work on new series of pens for Montegrappa.
Featuring the White Egret, which is symbolic in many cultures, 
from representing strength, purity of character, long life, 
to having the ability to communicate with the Gods.
The creation of this series of pens has been fraught with frustration and anxiety, 
but I think they are finally coming together as I originally imagined.

There comes a point in the creative process, where a decision must be made, a point where the work seems beautiful and complete, but deep in the heart of the artist, it falls short, stagnant in its beauty, empty of soul.
For me there is only one thing to do at that point, either destroy the work, or push it into a direction it fights against, a direction that will either kill or cure it.
It is at this point I find myself now, with works over 4 months in the making, they are beautiful, but there is nothing behind heartbeat, no soul.
Tomorrow I push them, I will try to take them to a point where they will either be destroyed, or they will find new life and move towards something wonderful.
Of course I hope it is the latter, but I must be prepared to say goodbye to them and thank them for a valuable, and very frustrating lesson.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

After months of work for luxury brands, working on pens and watches, I have to recalibrate my brain and I always find working on simple still life pieces, does just that. So, I am into the studio, and back at the easel, doing just that.


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

My move into the world of luxury goods has taken another turn. I am a step closer to the release of a limited edition 100% Silk printed scarf. The prototype box and first colour print sample have been done, ready for approval. I am excited about this project, and have two very dear friends ( Tori Dixon Whittle and Di Howison) to thank for bringing it to fruition, but I am also looking forward to getting back into the painting studio and in front of the easel.

Prototype presentation box

Sample Print - "Red Horse Memory Flowers" 100% Pure Silk Scarf

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Review of "THE ELEMENTS" Unique Edition of 4 pieces created for AOS Watches.
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Two new watch releases for AOS Watches at BASELWORLD2014.
"Cosmos 1&2" Unique pieces hand painted