I was recently commissioned to produce two large scale mural works
to go on the side of a new purpose built cinema for patients in
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital by
the CW+ Charity.
I was asked to create two colourful murals on either side of it that would be
uplifting for the patients to see. They feature lots of local
landmarks to spend time looking at and are in the shape of animals.
The patients and staff at the hospital helped me to come up with
ideas for the places to include and which animal shapes to choose.
On one side of the cinema there is a mother and baby rhino made up of
buildings such as the Natural History Museum and the Albert Hall and
on the other side is a leaping fox made up landmarks from Fulham,
Earls Court and Battersea.
Below are the digital illustrations of the Rhinos and Fox and also
the building sketches I made in researching the pieces along with
two initial design ideas.
I use my drawing skills and love of detail to create bizarrely
intricate collections of creatures; from rabbits made of tanks to
dinosaurs mobilized by ‘lots of stuff’. I was trained in the
traditional techniques of animation and drawing, becoming influenced
by Miyazaki and Geoff Darrow amongst others. I use a combination of
graphics, line drawing, ink and paint pen to create my beasts and I am
now assaulting windows and walls with my unique menagerie.