Friday, November 30, 2012

Home at last

 
I'm so happy to see Midnight Rose has settled into her new home at Elephant Communications...seen here sunning herself!
http://newsdesk.elephantcommunications.co.uk/news/view/midnight-rose-completes-her-journey-50398

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Midnight Rose is off to her new home



It's been great fun working with Guy Bellamy and I'm thrilled that Midnight Rose has gone off to Elephant Communications to be their 'Office Elephant' now she's finished.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Progress on Midnight Rose

I'm now getting stuck in to painting the life size elephant Midnight Rose. She stands about 1.4m high in this sitting position, which is about the size of a 5 year old baby elephant I think. She's ceratinly filling my studio and not leaving me much room to move!




The design is created especially for Guy Bellamy and 'Elephant Communications', http://elephantcommunications.co.uk/ a vibrant new company in corporate and consumer PR, who also support the Elephant Parade's work to help conserve the Asian Elephant. http://www.elephantparade.com/

Friday, August 24, 2012

Stroll Discovery Trails

I was very pleased earlier this year to be asked to create and paint designs on 'life size' sculptures of the Olympic mascot.
These Wenlocks were created for Stroll Discovery Trails, an event produced by Wild in Art for the Mayor of London's 'A Summer Like No Other' festival. The Stroll Discovery Trails event features over 80 sculptures of Wenlock, the official Olympic mascot and Mandeville, the official Paralympic mascot - on display around London during the summer, until the end of the Paralympic Games.
Details of the trails and sculptures are available at http://www.molpresents.com/stroll
 
 
 
My first design was 'Plane Trees Wenlock' and it is on the Purple Trail situated in Berkeley Square Gardens Mayfair, very appropriately amongst the beautiful London Plane Trees.
 
 


The other design was 'Westminster Abbey Wenlock' and is situated on the Red Trail in Victoria Tower Gardens Westminster.

 

The mascot sculptures are all being auctioned for the Mayor’s Fund for London which was set up in 2009 to help improve the life chances and aspirations of disadvantaged children, young people and their families in London. The money will help fund the most effective child poverty projects in London.
I'm delighted that  Plane Trees Wenlock and Westminster Abbey Wenlock have already been auctioned and together raised nearly £18,000 for the Mayor's Fund for London.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Flying Elephant!

The little version of Midnight Rose has flown off to Thailand where the talented local artists hand paint the beautiful replica's. I hope she has a safe journey!





I'm now starting work on the big one, the design is inspired by Guy Bellamy's colourful garden. It incorporates a stylised version of the Elephant's footprint logo of his company 'Elephant Communications', as looped daisies against a pink moon.

Progress pics will appear soon!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wild Rose


It was lovely to paint the pretty pink wild roses on Midnight Rose's back today. There's something very cheering about painting flowers when it's raining outside!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Elephant in progress

I'm working on the little 20cm elephant,'Midnight Rose' with daisies, clematis, lupins and of course roses! Still a work in progress but coming on.....

Friday, July 6, 2012

Elephant News!

I'm thrilled to be starting a new elephant design for Guy Bellamy and his fun and creative PR consultancy company Elephant-Communications
http://www.elephantcommunications.co.uk/

The charming little 20cm elephant just arrived in the post and has squeezed into my studio next to big cousin!



Really looking forward to painting, the inspiration for the design is beautiful, colourful English garden flowers and I hope this ele will bring a some sunshine......which we could certainly do with!