Past Commissions

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A Cup of London

Commissioned, 2015

Watercolours and pen on watercolour paper

21 x 29.7cm

A sugary-sweet illustration commissioned as a reminder of home. This commission challenged me to illustrate iconic imagery and make them my own. It also features a quote from my buyers favourite book! Little personal elements like this makes commission work really full-filling for me and I hope for my buyers too.


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Dr Martens Juxtaposition 

Commissioned, 2015

Watercolours and pen on watercolour paper

21 x 29.7cm

This illustration was a lot of fun to paint! Commissions are great fun because they challenge you as an artist to tackle subjects you might not normally think to paint, like a pair of Dr Martens, and make them your own. We all know how I love flowers and in the end these shoes turned into an unconventional vase! As I painted this one I felt the beginning of a whole new collection!


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Jensen Glenn (Birth Sampler)

Commissioned, 2013

Watercolours and pen on watercolour paper,

29.7 x 42cm

A special illustration celebrating the birth of a special boy to two of my friends. Favourite childhood picture books and characters were chosen by the new parents to share with their, at the time (oh how they grow!) new baby, Jensen. From this, a collage-style, appropriation was created and I hope that Jensen will grow up loving this piece as much as I enjoyed painting it for him.

Picture books are one of my favourite treasures. This style commission is like a dream for me to paint.

(Characters were appropriated from well known sources – credits to; May Gibs – ‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie; their adventures wonderful,’ 1918; A.A. Milne/Walt Disney – ‘Winnie the Pooh,’ 1961; Eric Hill – ‘Where’s Spot?’ 1980; Beatrix Potter – ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit,’ 1902; Walt Disney – ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,’ 1937.)

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