Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Top Drawer Trade Fair

I'm preparing for Top Drawer at the moment, which is on 18th - 20th Jan at Earl's Court One from 9.30 - 18.00 except the last day when it finishes at 17.00.

I'll be on stand H43. New cards will be children's age cards (see example) and more Valentines.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Charleston Farmhouse

The painting that led to the New York Brownstone commission (see below)

New York Brownstone commission

The finished New York brownstone. The owner of this house, Carolyn, commissioned me after buying a picture I'd done of Charleston in East Sussex. 

Each June, artists donate works for the Charleston Fund to auction to raise money for the house and its art collection. I donated a watercolour painting of the house which Carolyn was interested in but, not being able to be there on the night itself, didn't win. 

Luckily for both of us, Cressida Bell put us in touch with each other and I did another painting of Charleston for Carolyn (shown in entry above) which led to this second commission of her own home.