When a client approached me to create a centerpiece for his spectacular and unique home I jumped at the chance. It’s not every day I get the opportunity to do something on this scale; indeed all the numbers surrounding this project are big too – just like the paintings themselves.
What this does though is demonstrate my ability to work on a very big scale – something you may want to bear in mind if you have a huge wall space to fill.
What was blatantly evident was that this installation would be unlike any other I have ever done; requiring me to develop new techniques, work with new materials and paint longer and harder than I have ever done before. As a boundary pusher, this is up there. As a triptych it was expensive but as an experience, it was priceless.
Sure, this is not an everyday commission but what it does highlight is that I can tackle almost anything and deliver something so good and so on the money that you really don’t need to think about going anywhere else, no matter how big or small you want a painting to be.
Every aspect of this project was tailored exactly to the clients’ needs. From the individual sized canvases to the bespoke hanging brackets, from the concept of an explosion to the materials used. I had to rent a special unit to paint them in as I needed somewhere a little bigger than the one I had at the time and spent many hours in there mixing and applying – mostly during the cold months of November and December.