I had another wonderful day on Hampstead Heath, working with the Private Drama events team. What an amazing group of performers! Set up on the edge of their ‘big top’, I kept catching glimpses of acrobats spinning, hanging, balancing- incredible! It was a super hot day with a lovely crowd of interesting people who I drew and chatted to for 5 hours. Afterwards I even managed to catch Groove Armada for a few tracks!!!
I met Melanie last year when she visited my studio to be sketched by me & to interview me for her blog. I guess her idea of featuring ‘interesting people doing interesting things’ grew into something more and she has now got together with a team and launched a wonderful online magazine aimed at women over forty. With refreshing articles on everything from health& well being, fashion, beauty, travel, motoring and cuisine, it’s an interesting read. You can read the first issue here https://issuu.com/thefrankmagazine/docs/frank_magazine_april_may
For the second issue I chose a wonderful outfit by VB Victoria Beckham’s range which is so cute- I love the sunglasses print and cute ruffled skirt. Her collection is full of sharp cutting and flattering asymmetry. pu can read the second issue here https://issuu.com/thefrankmagazine/docs/frank_magazine_june_july
I had the pleasure of drawing 14 contestants for ‘Mrs Legend’ an International beauty pageant organisation. Commissioned by their sponsor Pragnell Jewellers, I sat in an elegant suite in the Four Seasons Hotel at Tower Hill, drawing the glamourous ladies’ portraits . Each portrait took @ 12-15 minutes though I had a small amount of preparation pre-event so I had some of the guests’ sketched out’ in rough pencil format already- this took some of the time pressure off!
I had the honour of working in Chloé's wonderfully designed New Bond St boutique a couple of weeks ago in celebration of London Fashion Week. The staff there were really friendly and made me feel at home on the saturday, the shop has a lovely atmosphere and I enjoyed sketching the customers while they shopped and drank champagne!