Monday, 31 August 2015

New dragonflies

Colourful and gold-leaf Dragonflies, cut and incorporated into a recent piece of work.

Thursday, 27 August 2015


A new version in gold leaf, currently gracing the front window of (and available from), Orso Major. (Original silver leaf version can be seen here).

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Cambridge Summer Show

The Summer Show at Cambridge Contemporary Art draws to a close at the end of the month. I posted about the show previously here and here. The show has garnered a good response, and I have been sent some more recent pictures of the show with my work in the gallery and in the front window. At the time of writing this I believe there are just a couple of pieces of mine still available for sale - Periphery, (the all white piece in the window), and Kaleidoscope, (behind Periphery in the gallery). Contact the gallery for further information. 

The Summer Exhibition
until 31st August
Cambridge Contemporary Art
6 Trinity Street

Friday, 14 August 2015

Dolce Gabbana Menswear 2016: The Birds & Bees

Meanwhile in the world of Dolce Gabbana menswear for 2016 it's all about the birds and the bees. These cool bird print motif items are from their Spring/Summer collection. 

Strutting their stuff, as proud as the peacocks printed on their jackets.

These pieces below are from the Dolce Gabbana Autumn/Winter collection. Razor sharp tailoring and gorgeously embroidered bee motifs. Would happily wear any of these!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Valentino Pre-Fall 2015

Some stunning embroidered and printed butterflies and foliage previewed at Valentino's recent Pre-Fall 2015 collection.

Beautiful embroidery and beading detail on sheer fabric.

Fashion illustration for Valentino 2015 by Shamekh Bluwi.

Ben Stiller getting in on the act at the catwalk show, reprising his Zoolander role and rocking masculine embroidered butterfly menswear to close the show.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Vogue Butterfly Covers

Georges LePape, 1931

A selection of illustrated vintage Vogue magazine covers featuring butterflies. These are from a different time, and a different aesthetic. They are a beautiful testimony to the art and imagination of the illustrator.

Helen Dryden, 1916
Benito, 1924
(Helen Dryden?), 1913
Brissaud, 1924

Helen Dryden, 1914

Benito, 1928

Cecil Beaton, 1935

Alex Zeilinger, 1934

 Paris, 1947

Hayden Williams
The design above is an unpublished design from the 1990s. Below are further examples although photographic. The first is of famous 1960s model Jean "The Shrimp" Shrimpton, on the cover of Vogue Beauty, with nice colourful paper butterflies in her hair. The two at bottom although not covers, are good examples of the high calibre photographs (and photographers), used in Vogue magazine.


(?) 1947

Irving Penn 1946

Kevin Macintosh 2012