1970 wedding

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This was to be a gift to the happy couple from their sons to celebrate an important anniversary. I wanted to make more of the setting, but we were unsure of the church – there were a few options. So, with the help of my clients’ carefully subtle questioning of their parents, and my internet […]

Love cargo

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Here, I was asked to create a portrait of a family’s bicycles, along the line of my Love bikes painting. The centrepiece was to be the family’s much loved cargo bike, complete with comfort blankets. “I wanted to once again thank you for the lovely painting. My children, husband and I really love it and […]


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A few years ago, I painted Elisa and Antonio’s lovely dog Barney. This time they came to me with the sad news that their beloved cat Lola had passed away, and they wanted me to capture her beauty in a painting. Elisa gave me photos of Lola, and a photo of her favourite window ledge […]

Cambridge Alumni

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I was asked to create the image for this year’s seasonal greeting to all University of Cambridge alumni. It was another heart-in-mouth white ink and a toothbrush snow moment once the painting was finished. I enjoyed thinking, whilst I was painting it, of famous alumni that would receive this in their inboxes, including my illustration […]

The Blyth Building, Christs College

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This was a quick turnaround commission for the University of Cambridge, to be given as a gift to someone retiring from post.  I understand the location had special significance to the recipient. “Just a note that the painting arrived to us yesterday afternoon (a day ahead of schedule). It looks beautiful. Thank you again so much for […]

Milton House

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Karena has previously bought my paintings, but this time wanted something personal. She asked if I could draw their lovely house in Milton, and have all the family, including their beloved cats in the painting. There is also a sculpture in the garden by a previous owner which Karena and her family treasure. I was […]

Old and New Courts, Corpus Christi

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Rowena asked my to paint both Old and New Courts at Corpus Christi College, as a graduation present from her parents. I included Rowena and her parents in one painting, and Rowena with her grandmothers in the other. “We wanted to buy our daughter some artwork of Cambridge for her PhD graduation to reflect the […]

Chesterton cottage

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I was asked to paint this lovely cottage near the River Cam by three sisters whose parents were moving from their family home. Whilst I was secretly taking the photos, the couple’s supermarket delivery arrived, almost exposing me! “Naomi paid a lot of attention to all the small details when painting our old home and […]

Jesus College wedding invitation

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Sarah & Jake asked me whether they could use one of my paintings as a wedding invitation for their Christmas wedding at Jesus College in Cambridge. I created some simple penwork that they could use as an overlay. “We have bought a number of different meaningful prints from Naomi, so when we saw she had […]

Wedding invitations for S&T

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This commission was for a painting which the couple could keep, which was also to be used for their wedding invitations. They wanted a story of their day as a map in Cambridge, starting with the Reception and Service at Magdalene College, followed by punts along the Cam, and an evening party in Barrington with dancing, […]