Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Painting the Modern Garden, Monet to Matisse

Painting the Modern Garden – Monet to Matisse, at the Royal Academy of Arts was a feast for the eyes and the imagination. It is a wonderfully rich exhibition that certainly didn’t disappoint but most importantly reinforced the strength and influence between fine art and interiors. The colour palette across each painting is inspiring and surprisingly modern, for example from the greens to the pinks – a wonderful myriad of colours.

Monet_Matisse

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On top of the world

Incredible light, breathtaking scenery and plenty of exercise was the perfect tonic to reboot. Something about mountain air blows away the cobwebs and recharges the battery, giving me plenty of time to reflect and so much inspiration and energy to plan and focus on exciting new projects ahead.

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

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The city

Sometimes I find it impossible to put down on paper all my thoughts that run around my head while pounding the streets of London day after day. I love London and everything it has to offer but I am not sure why I find it so hard to put it it into words. First thing this morning I took the first shot on my way to work, incredible red sky.

Then later today while walking home, I stopped as I was crossing Battersea Bridge. Soaking up the view looking down the river towards Putney and watching the houseboats peacefully bobbing up and down ever so slightly and wondering what life would be like on the water. Normally I look towards Albert Bridge (still my favourite bridge in London) but on this occasion the light drew me the other direction and something about the photograph said so much more than words.

London at its best

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The power of wallpaper

I love using wallpaper to bring a space to life and add it owns personality, marrying the old with the new. On this project the wallpaper brought together the contemporary ikat fabric on the occasional chairs with the antique chest and the bold colour of the lampshades.READ MORE

Colour. Pattern. Texture.

Turquoise Dhurrie

I was so excited when I came across From Jaipur with Love and Elizabeth who sources the most beautifully hand crafted, 100% Indian Cotton Dhurries from Rajasthan. The palette of colours is heaven and never ending and nothing is too much. Made to my exact specification – size, colour, pattern and made lovingly by hand.READ MORE