Just got back from a meeting at an Art Cafe and have been asked to design and make a mosaic for an exhibition in June with the theme Angelcake / Angel / Cake. Going to have to put my thinking cap on and come up with something original …..
Inspired by the brilliant summer of sport with Bradley Wiggins being the first Brit to ever win the Tour de France, followed by Team GB’s amazing success in the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games, I decided to give this Retro magazine rack a truly British feel.
This is an old-fashioned cast iron drain hopper and I mosaiced it for a friend who is crazy about dragonflies. It’s going to look great sitting in her beautiful garden.
This was a surprise birthday gift for my son’s girlfriend Hollie. I painted her wearing the bright red lipstick she loves, contrasting with the neutral black and greys.
Some Initials are tricky to mosaic, ‘H’ was an easy one.
It’s not every day you peel off the layers and stand topless in your kitchen while someone wraps you in Mod Roc, but hey, it was all in a good cause …….
This is Corey, my music-loving son, given a psychedelic paint effect.
I love the flower-power images of the 60′s and couldn’t resist covering this acoustic guitar in daisy chains, hearts and flowers
and of course, it had to have the peace sign somewhere!
I used to have a poster of Picasso’s Don Quixote but somehow it got damaged. Rather than buy another print I thought I’d paint my own on canvas. I used oil for this painting, for no other reason than I’d just been bought a set of oil paints and I’d never painted with oils before.