I want to share some smaller and bigger art commissions with you that I have done in this past year. I mainly make my own art, but if it’s for an ethical or inspiring cause I am well up for it!
Influential Female Jazz Musician – a portrait of Marie Lou Williams
I made this portrait of Jazz musician Mary Lou Williams as a commission, to celebrate this great woman in Jazz in a music world where men seem and seemed to dominate. Mary Lou Williams was an influential pianist, composer and vocalist, who wrote and arranged for other big names like Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman.
As seen in the exhibition and zine ‘Illustrated Women in History’ by A Pale Landscape (2017).
Centrala – 2x customised designs for Digbeth art gallery
When you create a design and pinbadge for your favorite urban art gallery… ‘Those Light bulb Moments’ & ‘Centrala’ pinbadge.
Centrala Art Gallery (Digbeth, Birmingham) have been supportive of my art from the moment I moved to Birmingham, by exhibiting and selling my prints, mugs and pin badges. It was about time I made them some designs, which they liked so much that they asked for a whole bunch of handmade pin badge (for sale in Centrala).
Tiny Acorns – Sustainability blog
This commission was so much fun to make! Journalist and Sustainability activist Tara Craig commissioned me to draw her Blog logo, and ‘hero’ and ‘villain’ banners for her amazing blog which deals with personal challenges and inspirators to live more sustainable.
I loved doodling, sharing ideas with Tara, and working out her final choices… and they are now live on her website. I’m particularly pleased with my Hero design, where the ‘H’ wears the superman cape! Have a read:
Little Girls Power – customised pin badge
I met a lovely lady the other day who, upon seeing my Fly earrings (‘Your Bug Me’ series) told me about the children’s book Ruby Redford about a girl who wears a fly pin.
She asked me if I could turn the design into a pin badge for her daughter’s 10th birthday so she could wear one just like brave Ruby in the books!
Now mum and daughter will be wearing their own fly pins soon
Interested in commissioning me?
Firstly, have a read of my biography. Like what you read? Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or through my Facebook or Instagram to discuss your ideas.