Feb-March 2010

by on Mar.31, 2010, under Articles

I would like to take the time to thank all of the people who showed me the best hospitality and culture from my recent visit to the land of crocs, snakes and hairy things,  Doc and family, Guy Warren Clint and of course Bret, Dennis, Kate, Darren and his family, my stay was one to remember and hopefully one that I will be able to do again in the very near future, photographs from the visit are posted on this web page for all to see comments will be much appreciated, I had a fantastic time, thank you all.

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Police Calenders

by on Oct.06, 2009, under Articles

An interesting challenge all these images were produced for the police to help with health and safety in the work force produced on A3 line and wash board using gouache paint and then pencil sketch over the top, preliminary sketches were produced when finally passed the final drawing was produced, one for each month depicting a different hazard, a clever way to get a message across incorporating a calender rather than a poster that lots of us tend to ignore nowadays, this was produced over three years with a total of 36 drawings and was successful at getting the message across to the work force, however this idea can be used in other businesses as well as the police.

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Laser Arenas

by on Oct.06, 2009, under Articles

The paint used for this is specially formulated water based to glow when under Ultra Violet lighting this paint has been fantastic in creating an almost 3D effect with amazing vivid colours that literally look as though they are lifting from the walls ideal for night clubs and laser arenas, they areas shown here have been painted in a black water based paint and then the UV paint is applied a lot of spraying is used to achieve the desired affect and in the laser arenas there is unfortunately a lot of over spray, I do ask that the floor to be finished after I have been and produced my work clients have not had a problem with this, also due to the nature of the paint it works out a lot more expensive than normal water based paint but the effect is mind blowing as you can see from the images.

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Cappella, Sweden

by on Oct.06, 2009, under Articles

One of the problems with some venues is the age of the children if the artwork is to cartoon babyish then the tweenies as they are known, to old for the baby areas and not old enough for the teenage areas do not want to participate so we have neutral artwork to compensate again all based out in a background colour with images as in the pictures and shapes not a lot of use for cartoon images this has been very successful for multiple ages from toddlers to teens, this also provides a relaxing atmosphere for parents to enjoy.

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by on Oct.06, 2009, under Articles

The Cappella jobs have been produced for a Danish based company and no preliminary drawings were produced, it was a walk around discussion as to what the theme would be and how much detail to be applied to each area, painted on the hoof, several times this has been the formula for this particular client with a lot of success it does not necessarily work for everyone, the walls were painted in white and then sprayed and painted background scenery was added working over that producing the cartoon images first painting them in a flat colour followed by an over spray to achieve the shadows and highlights, for added protection and to enhance the colours even more an emulsion glaze can be applied over the cartoon mural, although it protects against spills and dirty finger marks it will not stop deep scratches or knocks, the whole affect lights up a venue and makes it exciting for the children as well as an interesting environment for the parents to sit relax and enjoy a break with (food), you will know by experience it is not that pleasant hanging around waiting for the children in an area that has not been painted or worse still badly painted, it adds style comfort and excitement to the event and children can associate with the characters which will make you stand out from the other venues.

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