One of the unique ways I work is to create a piece which celebrates the life of someone special.
Using personal items which mean something to each of us, I decorate a stretched canvas, with items such as buttons, old school reports and photographs, paper sewing patterns... whatever it is which reminds us of that person.
A fabulous idea for a present, I can commemorate your Special Day with a wonderfully unusual artwork.
Dennis's Mum and Dad Celebration Piece
This piece celebrates the lives of Dennis's Mum and Dad.
It includes items from his Granny's recipe book; pages from his Mum's diary (including the page with Dennis's birthday!); the first class passenger list when his Dad sailed to Australia to work.
There is a letter from Princess Elizabeth, and a card from The Queen for their Diamond Wedding Anniversary, his Mum's wedding rings, lockets, and many other keepsakes besides.
I also makes little canvasses, embellishing each with mementoes from foreign trips, to create a Travel Piece.
These can include bus tickets, museum passes, photos, coins, labels... and anything else that conjures up the memory of a fabulous holiday or Honeymoon.
Shown below are two Graduation Pieces commissioned for a brother and sister, using items sneaked from their rooms by their parents!
Below is shown the work I made to celebrate my Mother's life. Highly personal, and often very moving and evocative, this is a totally unique way of using those things that would otherwise be hidden away in a box, and rarely looked at.
Using precious keepsakes to create a reminder of that special time, I have thought of the perfect way to capture the most important of your Baby’s earliest moments.
The wrist tag, first scan, monitor charts, a curl of fine hair, the first tiny cardigan, bootees or mittens…and anything else which means something special to you and your New Baby.
Set in a box frame to hang in the nursery, this makes an ideal and very different gift.