So, much water under many bridges since I last posted, and indeed, promised that i would do so on a much more regular basis.
Seven months since then, and I’m finally ready to get stuck in. Not that I haven;t been busy -far from it: I’ve been beavering away, sketching, drawing, getting (even) older, and for the last three months – the first of this New Year -have been working on the reason for this post: a fantastic commission from an interior design company to provide artwork for a refurbished hotel ..The New Angel in Whitby, North Yorkshire.. I was delighted with the initial enquiry, then over the moon Jim when I found out that the project was in one of my favourite places in the world -Whitby! I then found out that the end client, the developer was a small pub company you may have heard of….JD Wetherspoon!!!!!!!
I was especially pleased that my work was selected because of the particular style of the images they’d seen on my Flickr stream,..clean pen and ink with minimal colour, .a format I like and have been consciously developing.
Many rough sketches several emails, and much midnight oil resulted in the three selected pieces being parceled up and sent off for framing in late February. The hotel opened on March 28th, and we went in on Good Friday, to be astounded at the sheer quality of the refurbishment, and the crowds of people in every nook and cranny of the pub/hotel.
I finally found the room with my work , and couldn’t resist telling the folks dining under them…’I did those’ as I took photographs. here they are…I’m very chuffed to say the least, although I can now see how I could have improved them when I see them again after a few weeks….